on February 13, 2004
Cesar Manrique is a local hero who was an artist and decided to stop the building of large ugly buildings for tourism. He declared that no building can be more than six stories high and that all houses had to be painted white with blue woodwork. His house looks the same as he left it -- it is built in lava and decorated lavishly with lots of creativity. It is certainly worth the drive if you are hiring a car for the week as you will not find many tours to take you there.
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