Lanzarote Journals

My Lanzarote Guide

A travel journal to Lanzarote by I am Matt

Cezare Manrique Foundation Photo, Lanzarote, Tenerife More Photos
Quote: As I have grown up, I have often been on family holidays to the beautiful island of Lanzarote. I will endeavour to discuss all the attractions I have visited in the hope making your trip as enjoyable as mine have been. :)

My Lanzarote Guide

Overview

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Without a doubt, the most amazing aspect of the island is its volcanic history -- therefore, you must visit Timanfaya National Park as the scenery is amazingly beautiful. The rapidly growing town of Playa Blanca is also a must -- the natural white sand town beach is small but beautiful. I also recommend the museum of Cesar Manrique near Arricefe, a truly magnificant architectural splendour filled with the works of a great artist.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Public transport exists and although I have little experience of it, I believe it is reliable. Taxis aren't expensive, but beware because their driving can sometimes cause mild panic attacks. ...Read More

Cezare Manrique Foundation

Attraction | "La Fundación César Manrique"

Cezare Manrique Foundation Photo, Lanzarote, Tenerife
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The Cesar Manrique Foundation is based at the former home of the late artist and holds a collection of his works. The house itself was constructed above and within the chambers of a volcanic tube and the beauty and architecture of the house must be appreciated as much as the art itself. Cesar also designed many different pieces of public art and buildings on the island -- most notably, the monument Campesino/La Fecundidad in the La Geria region at the centre of the island, and the 'wind toys' at many of the roundabouts.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2003

Cezare Manrique Foundation
Taro de Tahiche
Lanzarote, Spain

Teguise Market

Attraction

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The Teguise Market is on a Sunday. Aim to arrive at about 11.30 to noon-ish before all the parking spaces have gone. The market engulfs the town and all sorts of wares are on display. Everything or anything can be brought here, except food. Well, you can pick up snacks from various outlets, but there is no general food sales (the only food market I know of in Lanzarote is in Arrecife, but I'm not sure if it's still going). Purchases we have made include two paintings, some model boats, clothes, and music (there is often live music in one of the squares).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2003

Teguise Market

Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

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Lanzarote has the most recent volcanic hisotry of all the Canary Islands. And the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) have been at the heart of all these. A national park has now been created around these volcanoes, with a restaurant and coach tours available at the summit of the Montañas del Fuego. The visitor center is located in the volcanic plains and has a great deal of information about the area and general geology/vulcanology, so it's great for learning about the area. Access to the summit is controlled by a toll point, but the visitor center is free. The National Park is easily accessible from anywhere on the island as only one road goes through it to control the human impact...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2003

Timanfaya National Park
Montanas del Fuego
Lanzarote, Spain