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Arrieta Lanzarote

A Quick Guide To The Non- Resort Places In Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s three resorts are famous, but there are some stunning non-resort areas on the island too. Here’s a very quick run down of places you should investigate on your travels around Lanzarote: ARRECIFE Many visitors will shy away from venturing into the busy capital of Lanzarote. Where else can you find a busy city with…

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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 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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