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Cesar Manrique THE SOUL OF LANZAROTE
Jameos del Agua
Cesar Manrique Foundation
Monumento al Campesino | Peasant Museum


On this half day shore excursion we will discover César Manrique, the man that changed the fate of Lanzarote. A person that had the capacity to bring together the feelings and wishes of thousands of lanzaroteños in pursuit of a better future and who also managed to place Lanzarote in the international tourist scene as one of the top most extraordinary sustainable tourist destinations in the world.

César conquered the world with his art/nature – nature/art proposal, a new aesthetic ideology, a very real desire for integration with the surronding natural landscapes, “total art” in his own words.

This shore tour visits the three firsts public spaces designed by Manrique when he got back after spending some time in New York:

César Manrique Foundation, a extraordinary house built on top of a lava flow, the residence of the artist for many years where nature and architecture coexist in harmony, Jameos del Agua, probably his masterpiece, is an underground oasis designed at the interior of a former volcanic tunnel shaped by La Corona volcano eruption 20,000 years ago and Monumento al Campesino, a work that carries the most symbolic references to the island and its inhabitants. In this place there is a snack bar where you can enjoy some traditional “tapas” before we heading back to the harbour.


Details:
  • As a private tour we can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs.
  • Please let us know about any special requests you might have.
  • You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of public transport.
  • The tour includes some steps and uneven surfaces.

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