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Piracy Museum

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Located in the Castillo de Santa Barbara overlooking Teguise, the Piracy Museum (Museo de la Piratería) is not an easy place to visit.

For a start, the advertised opening times are either inaccurate or just plain wrong. When we visited in October, they were advertised for Sundays as until 3pm in winter and 2pm in summer. As it happened, the castle was open until 2.30pm, with the last entry about 15 minutes before that.

Castillo de Santa Barbara near Teguise, Lanzarote

Castillo de Santa Barbara near Teguise

The road up to the castle closes 30 minutes after the museum itself. And care should be taken when driving along that road as it is narrow, with a sharp drop either on one or both sides. Especially just before the museum closes, drivers tend to race up it to try and get in – only to find that the time advertised at the bottom of the hill is the closing time of the road, and that they are too late. (more…)

German Sausages at Teguise Market

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The German sausage stand at Teguise MarketGerman tourists longing for a taste of home on Lanzarote will be pleased to discover the food stalls at Teguise Market.

Here, on two stands run by the El Puerto restaurant from Puerto del Carmen, German sausages and other cooked food are served. The sausages are called „Thüringer“, a type of fried pork sausage that comes from the Thuringia area of the former GDR and contains a small amount of spices.

A range of beers are also on offer.


It pays to speak Spanish

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

There are times on Lanzarote when it pays to speak Spanish. At previously mentioned, it can be quite useful when there are problems with your bill in restaurant.

Teguise MarketBut a special mention should be given to the market at Teguise.

Here, even the guidebooks tell you not to accept the first price that the sellers ask you for, and try to agree on a price that you are happy with. This is not only more difficult in a language that is foreign to the seller, but often they will be more happy to go down in price if they are selling to someone who appears to be a bit less of a tourist.

So if you can speak Spanish, it is worth using it straight away for any questions you may have, and increasing your chances of lowering the price. The better you speak it, the more chance you have…

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