places to visit

What makes Lanzarote different from the other Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands are a popular holiday destination choice but what makes Lanzarote different from the other Canary Islands? The visionary Cesar Manrique Cesar Manrique lobbied successfully to ensure that Lanzarote was not subject to numerous high rise buildings and that the exterior of the buildings are painted with traditional colours, white walls and green or blue woodwork.  This has resulted in many feeling that Lanzarote is one of the less spoilt Canary Islands. The scenery The scenery and terrain…

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Lanzarote Attractions

Lanzarote Attractions

Lanzarote has a wide variety of attractions to visit, so much more than just the official Centres of Art Culture & Tourism. We’ve listed places of interest across the island including privately owned museums, castles, theme park, aquarium and a cave. Seven Official Attractions Mirador del Río The Mirador del Río visitor centre has been built into the top of the magnificent Risco de Famara cliffs close to the village of Yé on the Northern tip of Lanzarote. When you…

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Excursions

Cactus Garden

César Manrique found the site of the old disused quarry (el antiguo rofero) and mill (el molino) in Guatiza in the seventies and although work began in 1976, the Jardín de Cactus, the Cactus Gardens,  wasn’t inaugurated until much later in 1990, this would be César’s last project in Lanzarote before his untimely death in 1992. You know you’ve arrived at the Jardín de Cactus when you pull off the road through Guatiza and park in the shadow of the…

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Romeria Los Dolores

Romeria De Los Dolores

2020 – This event is cancelled due to the pandemic. The Fiesta Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes or the romería Virgen de los Dolores is the biggest traditional fiesta on the island of Lanzarote. Residents make the romería (pilgrimage) from all over the island on foot, dressed in traditional clothing to the tiny village of Mancha Blanca in the municipality of Tinajo. There’s something really moving about seeing thousands of people, brightly dressed, all heading in the same direction –…

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Mirador del Rio View

Mirador del Río

The Mirador del Río offers a stunning panoramic view over the Archipielago Chinijo from a cliff top position in the north of Lanzarote.

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