Tourisme Lanzarote

Lanzarote is pure geology.

Underwater and moonlike sites, crystal clear waters, thirsty lands, palms oasis, it is harmonic life of man and nature.

Undoubtedly a land of contrasts.

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Timanfaya

 

Fire Mountains or Timanfaya form part of a broad area affected by volcanic eruptions that struck Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736,

with subsequents eruptions in 1824.

This long eruption preocess, one of the most significant and spectacular of the historic volcanism on Earth,

drastically changed the morphology of the Island, leaving a quarter of it almost completely buried under a thick layer of lava and ash.

 

Montanas del fuegoTimanfaya en quadParc national de timanfaya

  

Jameos del Agua

 

Los Jameos del Agua, like the Cueva de los Verdes, are located inside the volcanic tunnel created by the eruption of La Corona Vulcano.

It owes its name to the existence of an internal lake which constitutes a unique geological formation.

It originates by filtration through the rock which lies below sea-level.

 

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El Mirador del Rio

 

El Mirador del Rio is one of the most representative César Manrique's architectural creations.

It is located high up on the Risco de Famara at an altitude of 474 metres, in the north of the Island.

From here we can contemplate one of Lanzarote's most spectacular views: the Archipiélago Chinijo Natural Reserve and the Famara Cliff.

 

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El Monumento

 

In the geographical centre of Lanzarote, at an important crossroads from which any part of the Island can be reached,

there stands one of the works of César Manrique that carries the most symbolic references:

The architectonic collection of the Museum-House and Monument to Fertility.

 

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El Jardin del Cactus

 

The Cactus Garden is a magnificent example of an integrated architectural intervention into the landscape.

César Manrique created this audacious architectonic complex whilst maintaining the unshakeable pairing of art and nature

that is so tangible in all of his spatial interventions.

It is located at the town of Guatiza, in an agricultural environment characterized by extensive plantations of cactus

dedicated to the cultivation of the "cochineal"

 

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The César Manrique Foundation

  

The César Manrique Foundation is located in the studio-home that the artist lived in, situated in Taro de Tahiche.

It is probably the work that best represents Manrique's artistic and personal ideals.

 

The César Manrique FoundationLa maison de cesar manriqueCesar manrique

 

Los Hervideros

 

In the western part of Lanzarote you will find the Hervideros (the boiling ones), a beautiful place worth visiting and one of the few free visits.

The Hervideros are a series of cliffs formed by volcanic lava and eroded by the sea forming paths and balconies in the rocks.

 

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Salinas de Janubio

 

The Salinas de Janubio are situated in the South-West of the island, near the village of Yaïza at the coastal road towards Playa Blanca.

They are the biggest salt refinery Lanzarote and the whole Canary archipelago at all have to offer,

reasonfor which they were put under nature conservancy.

 

Saltwork de JanubioSalinas de janubio    Janubio

  

El Charco de los Clicos

 

A short distance along the southwest coastline from the exciting Los Hervideros is another natural example

of the power of Mother Nature. El Golfo is a half-submerged cone of a volcano,

which over time has been eroded by the sea, leaving behind only the striated wall of the crater displaying a myriad of red and russet colours.

 

Charco de los clicosRestaurante bogavanteEl golfo

 

Papagayo Beaches

  

This series of wild beaches of fine white sand produce a sensation of shimmering brightness that can be found around Punta de Papagayo in the extreme south of the island.

At the edge of a volcanic ash covered landscape, the silence seizes this jagged and inhospitable coast.

These beaches are considered the best in Lanzarote.

 

Papagayo beaches

Playas de papagayo   Plage de papagayo

 

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