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Cesar Manrique

20 Years Without Manrique

Julie wrote this on the 20th anniversary of the death of Cesar Manrique, in 2012. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the car accident that killed Cesar Manrique and the day that Lanzarote lost it’s son. I visited the Fundación Cesar Manrique this morning to witness the installation of a Wind Toy, the mobile doesn’t…

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Lanzarote Airport

Why Aircraft Sometimes Can’t Land At Lanzarote

Sometimes, when the wind is wrong, aircraft landing at Lanzarote airport end up diverting to Fuerteventura. Here’s an explanation of the set up: There is only one runway at Lanzarote airport, and according to the wind direction, aircraft can land either from the sea (Designated runway 03), or over land (designated runway 21). Our wind…

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Christopher Columbus

Lanzarote Legends – Christopher Columbus

Did you know that Christopher Columbus set out from The Canaries for his journey to discover The Americas? He also called in to various islands here over the years, for food an fuel for his mammoth Atlantic crossings. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453 the Europeans no longer had a safe passage over land…

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