A full day dedicated to the work of the late, great, multi-talented Cesar
Manrique, who left his mark all over Lanzarote. We begin at the âMonument Al Campesinoâ, in the middle of the island. Manrique designed it in honor of the farmerÂ´s hard work today and in past centuries. Haria, in the north is where Manrique spent the last years of his life. After a stroll around
Haria we head north to the Mirador del Rio (480m).This spectacular viewpoint carved into the cliff-edge and recreated by Manrique, was once an old artillery post 'Bateria del Rio'. From here, we look down onto the
After lunch you have the choice to visit either theGreen Caves or Los Jameos del Agua, both part of the 7 km lava tunnel of Monte Corona. The Green Caves, (Las Cuevas de los Verdes), where people used to hide from pirates and slave hunters, have beautiful lighting designed by Jesus Soto, and of course, the great optical illusion. The Jameos del Agua, home of the blind albino crab, has subterranean pathways, an auditorium and La Casa de los Volcanes, a scientific centre dedicated to volcanology studies.
The Cactus Garden, designed on the site of an old 'rofero' has concentric terraces of cacti from Africa, America and the Canary Islands. It has been the last of the of cultural centres opened by Manrique (1990) . To round off the day we visit the
Cesar Manrique Foundation where the artist created his living space, within five volcanic bubbles originated with the18th century eruptions. In the foundation there is a collection of Manrique's paintings and architectural designs.
You will be back at your pick-up point around 6pm.
- Included in the itinerary:
- Entrance to the Jameos del Agua or the Green Caves (Cuevas de los Verdes)
- Entrance to the Mirador del Rio
- Entrance to the Cesar Manrique Foundation
- Entrance to the Cactus Garden
- Experienced english-speaking guide
- Modern bus with air conditioning
- Extra costs, optional:
- Start approx. from: 9:00 AM
- End approx: 6:00 PM