Visit Jardín de Cactus, the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote, and discover around 4,500 specimens of cactus.
Visit: Jardin de Cactus, Guatiza, Lanzarote, Canary IslandsThe artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over the world.Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of color that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis.• Observe high volcanic ash monoliths that maintain the memory of years gone by and challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania.• Know more about César Manrique’s work.• Discover different specimens of cactus from the five continents.Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:45.Summer opening hours (15 July – 15 September) 09:00 to 17:45.*On December 24 and 31, the centre closes at 16:45.