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Public Holidays

Annual fiestas in Lanzarote

Did you know that April is the only month of the year that Lanzarote does not have a fiesta? Below is the annual calendar of fiesta dates for the island of Lanzarote. These fiestas are where you can see some of the traditional Canarian costumes and music, look out for the romería (procession) and verbena…

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Manrique

Fundacion Cesar Manrique

The Fundación César Manrique is based in Taro de Tahíche, the building was the former residence of César Manrique from 1968 until it became their headquarters in 1992. This property really reflects the concept that Manrique created, a wonderful mixture of the natural environment and modern design. Architect Frei Otto said that Taro de Tahiche “it is…

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Castillo San José, Arrecife

Arrecife has two castles on the waterfront, Castillo San José is situated overlooking Puerto Naos. This castle was built between 1776 and 1779 as ordered by King Don Carlos III. It was positioned at the port to look out for pirates and known locally as the ‘Fortress of Hunger’, because the construction helped to provide…

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Castillo San Gabriel, Lanzarote

Castillo San Gabriel, Lanzarote

Arrecife has two castles, Castillo San Gabriel is the one situated right in the centre of town on the end of the main shopping street Leon y Castillo. The castle was originally a wooden fortress, built in 1573 to defend Arrecife from pirates and attacks from North Africa, unfortunately it was destroyed by fire a…

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Biosfera

Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre, Puerto del Carmen

The Biosfera Plaza has something for everyone! There are four floors of shops, amusements and restaurants in a modern shopping centre overlooking the old town of Puerto del Carmen. The first floor is at basement level, from the street you need to take the stairs down from the front entrance or walk in from the…

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