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César Manrique Foundation: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Hardly any other has influenced Lanzarote so much as the artist César Manrique. He was a painter, architect, sculptor, designer, and environmentalist. His vision was a symbiosis of architecture and nature. Start the tour in his footsteps with a visit to Monumento al Campesino, a monument dedicated to the hard-working rural population. See the traditional craftsmanship of the Canary Islands in the small museum and marvel at the impressive restaurant in the foothills of a lava field. Continue into the Valley of a Thousand Palms to the Mirador del Rio. Enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote and one of the most representative architectural creations of César Manrique that unites art and nature. Visit the nearby cave, Jameos del Agua part of a 7-kilometer-long lava tube, which was created by the eruption of Monte Corona around 8000 years ago. Discover Jameos del Agua, a portion of which was artistically designed by César Manrique. Here you will find a restaurant, a concert hall, and a small lake with direct access to the sea where small, white-blind crabs live. At the end of the tour, you will drive to the cactus garden “Jardin de Cactus”. Here you will find more than 1100 different species of plants from around the world spread across 5000 square meters. On the way back you will visit the Fundación César Manrique in the artist’s former residence. See some of his works of art and discover how the artist worked. A large part of the complex is nestled in the foothills of the longest lava flow of the Canary Islands, with unusual structures running through the entire house.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Teguise Market

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Teguise Market

Enter the eclectic Fundación César Manrique to see paintings by Spanish artists in the old studio and Manrique's house. Discover the town of Teguise at its own pace. Get picked up at your accommodation and travel aboard an air-conditioned bus. Walk through the magical Fundación Manrique with a guide from a local expert. Marvel at the formation in which nature, art, and architecture come together in the same place. Admire the unusual life of the artist, embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Observe the natural lava paintings and their curious forms, which inspired the world-famous creations of Manrique. Afterward, direct to Teguise, the ancient capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy your free time to find the picturesque streets and see the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, check out the market to buy local food, crafts, and collections. Visit the famous Famara Beach. Return to your hotel at the end of the excursion.

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

Teguise: Market and César Manrique Foundation Tour

Teguise: Market and César Manrique Foundation Tour

After meeting with your guide for your tour, you will begin your half-day excursion to visit Teguise. This city used to be the island's main city, and there is a very varied popular street market which takes place every Sunday. You will have free time to visit the markets, with the possibility of watching performances by folk groups in the town’s central square. You will find yourself surrounded by historic sites, including the church or “Palacio Spínola”. Afterwards, visit the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, you will be able to contemplate César Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by other different avant-garde artists.

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Teguise Market from Cruise Port

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Teguise Market from Cruise Port

Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace on this tour. The excursion departs from the port of Arrecife to Tahiche. There you will find the house museum of Cesar Manrique, a loving and respectful protector of nature. You will be amazed by his fascinating idea to create a house inside a lava tongue. Finally, you will visit the Teguise market where you will have some free time. Return to the cruise ship at 14:00.

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César Manrique Foundation: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Hardly any other has influenced Lanzarote so much as the artist César Manrique. He was a painter, architect, sculptor, designer, and environmentalist. His vision was a symbiosis of architecture and nature. Start the tour in his footsteps with a visit to Monumento al Campesino, a monument dedicated to the hard-working rural population. See the traditional craftsmanship of the Canary Islands in the small museum and marvel at the impressive restaurant in the foothills of a lava field. Continue into the Valley of a Thousand Palms to the Mirador del Rio. Enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote and one of the most representative architectural creations of César Manrique that unites art and nature. Visit the nearby cave, Jameos del Agua part of a 7-kilometer-long lava tube, which was created by the eruption of Monte Corona around 8000 years ago. Discover Jameos del Agua, a portion of which was artistically designed by César Manrique. Here you will find a restaurant, a concert hall, and a small lake with direct access to the sea where small, white-blind crabs live. At the end of the tour, you will drive to the cactus garden “Jardin de Cactus”. Here you will find more than 1100 different species of plants from around the world spread across 5000 square meters. On the way back you will visit the Fundación César Manrique in the artist’s former residence. See some of his works of art and discover how the artist worked. A large part of the complex is nestled in the foothills of the longest lava flow of the Canary Islands, with unusual structures running through the entire house.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Teguise Market

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Teguise Market

Enter the eclectic Fundación César Manrique to see paintings by Spanish artists in the old studio and Manrique's house. Discover the town of Teguise at its own pace. Get picked up at your accommodation and travel aboard an air-conditioned bus. Walk through the magical Fundación Manrique with a guide from a local expert. Marvel at the formation in which nature, art, and architecture come together in the same place. Admire the unusual life of the artist, embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Observe the natural lava paintings and their curious forms, which inspired the world-famous creations of Manrique. Afterward, direct to Teguise, the ancient capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy your free time to find the picturesque streets and see the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, check out the market to buy local food, crafts, and collections. Visit the famous Famara Beach. Return to your hotel at the end of the excursion.

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

Teguise: Market and César Manrique Foundation Tour

Teguise: Market and César Manrique Foundation Tour

After meeting with your guide for your tour, you will begin your half-day excursion to visit Teguise. This city used to be the island's main city, and there is a very varied popular street market which takes place every Sunday. You will have free time to visit the markets, with the possibility of watching performances by folk groups in the town’s central square. You will find yourself surrounded by historic sites, including the church or “Palacio Spínola”. Afterwards, visit the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, you will be able to contemplate César Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by other different avant-garde artists.

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Teguise Market from Cruise Port

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Teguise Market from Cruise Port

Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace on this tour. The excursion departs from the port of Arrecife to Tahiche. There you will find the house museum of Cesar Manrique, a loving and respectful protector of nature. You will be amazed by his fascinating idea to create a house inside a lava tongue. Finally, you will visit the Teguise market where you will have some free time. Return to the cruise ship at 14:00.

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I loved the bit of history about the volcanoes on the island and how irrigation is so important for people of the island. The views from the bus were also very beautiful and tour guide was very well informed.

It was mega interesting. Guide was very friendly, she was talking non stop everything very interesting. Was big pleasure to listen to her. I will recommend this trip to everyone.

- prompt pick-up on site - logical daily program - well-informed and communicative tour guide - pleasantly filled with knowledge in the evening

Vanessa the guide was extremely knowledgeable & was able to speak to all the different nationalities on the coach.

Tour guide extremely helpful and friendly. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend.