Places of interest in Lanzarote

There is so much to see and do on this amazing  island. Its well worth making the effort and looking around. Here are the best things to see and place to go.

Cesar Manrique

Cesar Manrique is credited as the major influence of the  architectural style and feel of Lanzarote.

He lobbied politicians to maintain and respect the traditional way of life and buildings on the island.

He was also a great artist and architect in his own right creating amazing sculptures, buildings and enhancing places of natural beauty across the island. Below is a selection of the best Cesar Manrique places to visit in Lanzarote.

 
Grotte de los Jameos del Agua à Haría à Lanzarote

Jameos del Agua

 
mirador del rio

Mirador del Rio

 
fundacion de cesar manrique

Manrique Foundation

 
cesar manrique house haria

Haria House

 
monumento campesino

Monumento Campesino

 
cactus garden lanzarote

Cactus Gardens

Places of Natural beauty

The Volcanic nature and wild Atlantic oceans of Lanzarote have created a beautiful and dramatic landscape unlike few others.

It is well worth while getting a hire car and exploring the island.

Below are some of the best place to explore in Lanzarote for tourists and locals alike.

 
timanfaya lanzarote

Timanfaya National Park

 
los hervidores lanzarote

Los Hervideros

 
green lake lanzarote

Green lagoon

 
El Bosquecillo Lanzarote

El Bosquecillo

 
cueva de los verdes

Green Caves

Castles

There was a time when the residents of Lanzarote needed places of refuge and defence. Pirates and slavers would come ashore on their way to the Americas. The local peoples were unprepared and easy pickings.

Castles were constructed on the coast and inland. These were both used to defend against invaders and places of refuge.

Now these same castles have been turned into great places to visit. They have been made into water front restaurants and museums plus very interesting places to visit.

 
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Castillo de Santa Barbara

 
Castillo de San Jose water sculptures

Castillo de San Jose

Markets

There are lots of types of markets in Lanzarote, a different one for every day of the week. The most visited and well known is the Teguise Sunday Market located in the old capital. Spread across the rest of the island are farmer markets, arts and crafts, charity markets and more.

 
teguise market

Teguise Market – Sunday

 
old town market puerto del carmen

Old Town Market – Fridays

 
puerto calero market

Puerto Calero Market – Tuesday and Friday

 
costa teguise market

Costa Teguise Market – Fridays

 
arrecife market la recova

Arrecife Market – Saturday

 
playa blanca maket

Playa Blanca Market – Tuesdays and Saturdays

 
arrecfie marina market

Arrecife Marina Market – Thursdays

 
Haria market

Haria Market – Saturdays

 
uga market

Uga Market – Saturday and Sunday

 
Mancha Blanca market

Mancha Blanca Market – Sundays

 
Tahiche market

Tahiche Market – Thursdays