The official visitor attractions for art, culture and tourism in Lanzarote are very well known, such as the Montañas del Fuego in the Timanfaya National Park and the Jameos del Agua in the north of the island.
But where do you go if these are closed, or you’ve already visited and want somewhere new to discover?
The César Manrique Foundation in Tahíche is stunning, you have to see this property built out of lava bubbles underground for yourself.
Plus if you want to discover more about this famous artist from Lanzarote, we’d recommend also visiting his private home in Haría which is known as the Casa-Museo César Manrique and has been opened to the public.
The Foundation is open from 10:00 – 18:00 every day and the House Museum every day except 1st January from 10:30 – 18:00, last entry at either premises is at 17:30.
We recommend buying a joint ticket for the best value if you plan to visit both which is €15 per adult. Otherwise the Foundation is €8 and House €10 for adults, children aged 12 and under €1.
If you’d also like to see Manrique’s final resting place, stop by the cemetery in Haría.
Another unusual property that’s open to the public to visit is LagOmar, which has a museum, restaurant and bar set into caves in Nazaret.
Famed for being reportedly lost in a card game by Omar Sharif, this is a lovely setting to have a wander around. The museum is open every day from 10:00 – 18:00. Entry costs €6 adults and €2 for children.
Timanfaya Visitor Centre
Not to be confused with the Montañas del Fuego, the Timanfaya Visitor Centre is on the same road in the direction of Mancha Blanca.
This centre is packed full of information about general volcanology from around the world, there are visual displays, videos, interactive screens and even a simulator. Entry is free of charge. Open daily from 09:00 – 17:00.
Visit a typical Canarian property set in the heart of San Bartolomé.
The Museo Tanit has an eclectic mix of memorabilia, displayed throughout their rooms and a family chapel on site. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 14:00. Entry €6.
We’ve got lots of other suggestions on our website for free days out, hidden beauty spots and other places to explore across Lanzarote, so have a search if you want some more ideas.
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