César Manrique Experience: The talent of a man and love for his homeland.

  • 9.1 / 10 (7 reviews)

  • Duration: 9 hours

Description of this tour

"For me it was the most beautiful place on earth and I realized that if they could see the island through my eyes, then they would think the same as I. Since then I set out to show the beauty of Lanzarote to the world." (César Manrique).

We start at the Islet of Hilario in the National Park of Timanfaya, where with 3 experiments you can see the high temperatures that still are recorded in shallow depth due to the geothermal anomalies of the zone. You can see how the heat of the earth is used to cook the food and also enjoy the views from the windows of the restaurant El Diablo, by César Manrique. It will be from the Islet of Hilario, from where we will leave by bus to make the impressive route of the Volcanoes through the most protected area of the national park.

We head to the geographical centre of Lanzarote to make a photographic stop at the Monumento del Campesino, a building of the eighteenth century restored by César Manrique where we can see the elements of traditional architecture. In front of the Monument is the Sculpture to Fertility, 15 meters high, which pays homage to the farmers of Lanzarote.

"Half the beauty depends on the landscape and the other half of the man who looks at it" (Lin Yutanq)

From the Monument, we continue to Tahiche to visit the César Manrique´s Foundation, home of the artist until 1988. Then we continue along the east coast to enjoy the visit of a Cactus Garden, the last work of Manrique where there are more than 1000 specimens, located in the town of Guatiza, famous for the  cultivation of cochineal.

Already in the north, we visit Jameos del Agua, considered the most impressive work of César Manrique.

The excursion ends with a visit to the Mirador del Río from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of La Graciosa and the Chinijo Archipelago, the small islets in the north of Lanzarote.

We visit

  • Timanfaya National Park
  • Jameos del Agua
  • Manrique´s Foundation
  • The Monument to the Fertility
  • The Cactus Garden
  • Mirador del Rí­o

Details

Included in the price

Air-conditioned transport

Local Guide Service

Entrace fees to the National Park of Timanfaya, Farmers´ Monument, César Manrique´s Foundation, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Rí­o, and Jameos del Agua.

Small bottle of water

Not included in the price

Lunch

Our recommendation for this excursion

Comfortable shoes

Do not forget to bring your camera

Lanzarote is a windy island, therefore we do recommend to bring a jacket

Cancelation policy

In case of receiving your request for cancellation more than 48 hours in advance regarding the time of collection of the service you wish to cancel, you will be refunded the full amount. If the cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before the scheduled time for the service you wish to cancel, no amount will be refunded.

7 reviews

Reviews from previous clientes

9.1 based on 7 reviews

  • Susanna H

    Good guide (Jeroen)

  • Natalie T

    We had a wonderful time, and Eric our guide and Manuel our driver were friendly, caring, and well informed. We thought this trip was a great selection of points of artistic and cultural interest, which we were! Thank you again, Natalie & Vadym