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Lanzarote Attractions

Lanzarote's Main Tourist Attractions

The Creations of César Manrique

First time visitors to Lanzarote will find that they soon come across the name César Manrique. As this locally born artist played a huge role in the evolution of modern day tourism on the island and oversaw the development of all of the main visitor attractions and centres.

Timanfaya National Park
This is the most popular visitor attraction on Lanzarote. Every year around 1 million people tour through the strange and surreal volcanic landscapes which were created here by eruptions in the 1730's. The scenery here is unforgettable and out of this world and a visit to Timanfaya is an absolute must for anyone seeking to understand the authentic Lanzarote.

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.45. Admission €8 adults, €4 children.

Jameos del Agua
A jameos is a collapsed lava tunnel and this one in the north of Lanzarote is one of the longest in the world, extending for some 6km. One half is given over to the Green Caves, whilst Manrique turned the other half into an incredible underground garden and all purpose venue which has been hailed as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.30. Admission €8 adults, €4 children.

The Green Caves
Located just across the road from the Jameos del Agua the Green Caves provide a more unadorned insight into this 6km long volcanic tunnel. The Caves used to provide a hiding place for locals from marauding pirate raiders and also contain a secret that can only be revealed to those who visit in person!

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.30. Admission €8 adults, €4 children.

Mirador del Rio
The Mirador del Rio is an amazing look out post created on the sight of a naval gun battery on the northern tip of the island. It sits about 450 metres above the tiny neighbouring island of La Graciosa, so visitors can enjoy truly breathtaking views here.

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.45. Admission €4.50 adults, €2.25 children

Jardin de Cactus
Plant lovers paradise. View over 10,000 different types of cacti in this celebration of the species located within the confines of a former quarry. Manrique enlisted the help of a top botanist to create this spiky spectacle and it is regarded as one of the best collections of cacti in the world.

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.45. Admission €5 adults, €2.50 children

Monumento Al Campesino
Manrique's tribute to the local farmers who fed the island through centuries of hardship, volcanic eruption and poverty. Visitors can explore the working crafts museum and enjoy typical local cuisine at the impressive on site restaurant or tapas bar.

Open Daily 10.00 to 17.45. Admission free of charge.

Museum of International and Contemporary Art
MIAC is housed within the thick castle walls of the Castillo San Jose in the outskirts of the capital city of Arrecife. Visitors can view the work of eminent Canarian artists, including Manrique, before descending into the stylish basement restaurant for a further feast of the senses.

Open Daily 11.00 to 20.00. Admission €2.50 adults, €1.25 children.

The César Manrique Foundation
This amazing edifice has been partly built into the surrounding lava flow and was the home and studio of the artist for many years, before being handed over the to the Cesar Manrique Foundation that now uses this as their HQ. Provides a fascinating insight into the life and work of the island's most famous son.

Open Daily 10.00 to 18.00. Admission €8 adults, free for children under 12yrs.