Calle Lanzarote

Fundación César Manrique

June 6th, 2012

Located just off the main LZ-1 road between Arrecife and Tahiche where it crosses the LZ-34, the Fundación César Manrique is actually the name of a charity that is housed in the building, but it is the sign to follow to see the house where the artist himself once lived.

The windchime outside the main entrance

The windchime outside the main entrance

Now the house is open to the public and when we visited it and the end of last year cost €8 per person to visit, although children under 12 are allowed in for free. Read the rest of this entry »

Dulcería Hernández, Puerto del Carmen

April 29th, 2012

For our almost daily Santory ice cream during our holiday in Lanzarote last year, we went to the Dulcería Hernández, located in the Calle de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

In fact, we visited them so often, they even started asking where other members of our group were if we didn’t all go there together!

Dulcería Hernández in Puerto del Carmen

Dulcería Hernández in Puerto del Carmen

The Cactus Garden – Jardín de Cactus

March 8th, 2012

The Cactus Garden at Guatiza on LanzaroteThe Cactus Garden (Jardín de Cactus) is located at the northern end of Guatiza, on the eastern side of the LZ-1 road that leads to Mala – not to be confused with the new by-pass that goes around both towns.

The garden was designed by César Manrique and opened in 1990 (according to the official Spanish guidebook. Many sources quote 1991) and as such was the last of Manrique’s “centres” to open.  Inside there are over 1,000 different species of cacti.  Some of them are indigenous to the island, but many come from as far away as South America.

Once inside the main entrance, Read the rest of this entry »

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