Attractions

Top Choice Cave in Malpaís de la Corona

Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes is a yawning, 1km-long chasm, which is the most spectacular segment of an almost 8km-long lava tube left behind by an eruption that occurred 5000 years ago. As the lava ploughed down towards the …
Top Choice Gallery in Arrecife

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Converted in 1994 by the Fundación César Manrique into a sleek, contemporary art museum and restaurant, the Castillo de San José was built in the 18th century to deal with pirates and provide unemployed locals with …
Top Choice Museum in Teguise

Museo de la Piratería

This modest yet fascinating museum is located in the imposing 16th-century Castillo de Santa Bárbara. This is the oldest castle in the Canaries and really looks the part, perched up on Guanapay peak with sweeping vi…
National Park in The South & Southwest

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

The Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire), at the heart of this eerie 51-sq-km park, are appropriately named. When you reach the lookout at a rise known as the Islote de Hilario, grab some pebbles and see just how …
Gallery in Tahiche

Fundación César Manrique

Only 6km north of Arrecife, this gallery was home to Manrique, who enjoys a posthumous status on the island akin to that of a mystical hero. He built his house, Taro de Tahiche, into the lava fields just outside the…
Cave in Malpaís de la Corona

Jameos del Agua

The first cavern you reach at Jameos del Agua resembles the nave of a vast marine basilica. Molten lava seethed through here en route to the sea, but in this case the ocean leaked in a bit, forming the startling azu…
Museum in Nazaret

Lagomar

Carved into the rock face, with fanciful chimneys, cupolas, miradors and winding staircases, this gallery, museum, restaurant and bar has a New Mexico–meets-Morocco look. Regular exhibitions are held, while a small …
Museum in Haría

Casa Museo César Manrique

This palm-fringed property was the final home of the island's favourite son and has been opened as a museum-cum-shrine. The house is frozen in time, complete with Manrique's clothes in the closet and personal art co…
Winery in San Bartolomé & Around

Museo del Vino El Grifo

This is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands, founded in 1775. There's an interesting museum showcasing old winemaking equipment. Most is from the 19th and 20th centuries, though there are some older pieces. Prob…
Viewpoint in Mirador del Río

Mirador del Río

The Spanish armed forces set up gun batteries in the late 19th century at a strategic site overlooking the strait separating Lanzarote from Isla Graciosa. In 1973 the ubiquitous César Manrique left his mark, convert…