Fundación César Manrique

Price guide: Mid-range

Taro de Tahíche - Teguise, Lanzarote , 35507

Price guide: Mid-range

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#6 of 30
expert-rated things to do in Lanzarote
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Education, Great views / scenery

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Fundación César Manrique

Lanzarote's top sight was once home to César Manrique, the island's famous local architect.

This was one of the first sights I ever visited on the island and the experience is still etched in my memory. It was the first realisation I had that Lanzarote certainly did not deserve its 'Lanzagrotty' tag. The one time home of local architect, César Manrique was beautifully designed by him to appear as if it was born of the volcanic surroundings, with rooms in the landscape's volcanic bubbles . That cool blue pools with jet black and bright white surrounds and exotic landscaping that became his trademark are both restful and inspirational. An art gallery contains works by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, as well as by Manrique himself.

Price advice: 

8 euros, under 12s free.

Expert tips: 
Don't miss the shop here which has some of the best souvenirs on the island.
Try to visit an hour or so before closing to miss the crowds.

More information on Fundación César Manrique:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Natural wonder
Address:
Taro de Tahíche - Teguise, Lanzarote , 35507
Telephone:
928 843 138
Website:
http://www.fcmanrique.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Nov–Jun Mon–Sat and holidays 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm. July–Oct daily 10am–7pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
César Manrique, Design

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