timanfaya

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…

Read More
Timanfaya

Volcanoes, Eruptions, Lanzarote

Lanzarote had volcanic eruptions for six years from 1730 to 1736 and a smaller one in 1824, its status is classed as historical and therefore dormant, although you can feel the heat under the surface at Timanfaya. The eruptions that started in 1730 lasting six years, covered the most fertile areas of the island, there was no loss of life, but several villages were buried under the flow and hardship followed. Father Andrés Lorenzo Curbelo from Yaiza recorded the events…

Read More