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Museo Tanit

Museo Tanit (Calle Constitución 1, San Bartolomé) – located in an 18th century residence, this museum is dedicated to the island’s ethnic history – going back to the early periods of Spanish settlement. Items found there range from traditional Canarian musical instruments and songs, to traditional pottery, wine storing areas (bodegas), and displays of folk […]

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Museo LagOmar

Museo LagOmar (Calle Los Loros 2, Nazaret, Teguise) – this architectural curiosity (“Casa Omar Sharif”) – built into the cliffs of the quarry of Nazaret (containing natural labyrinths and caves) — was once owned by the famed Hollywood actor Omar Sharif, who bought the property after making a film in Lanzarote during the early 1970s. […]

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Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo/MIAC (Castillo de San José – Avenida de Naos, Arrecife) – located within the 18th century San José Castle (Castillo de San José), this museum (MIAC), which belongs to the Art, Culture and Tourism Centers of the Town Council of Lanzarote, was created thanks to the initiative of local artist César […]

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Museo del Vino “El Grifo”

Museo del Vino “El Grifo” (El Islote 121, San Bartolomé) – this museum is located in the old wineries built on volcanic rock in 1775. The building is pure Lanzarote traditional architecture, with thick volcanic rock walls and roofed with wooden beams that came mostly from the scrapping of ships. Among the different artifacts and […]

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Museo del Timple

Museo del Timple (Palacio Spinola, Plaza de la Constitucion, Teguise) – originally built during the 18th century, this was once a property of the prominent Spinola family. During the 1980s, it became the official Lanzarote residence of the Canarian government. In 2011, it became the Casa Museo del Timple.   This museum provides tourists and […]

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Museo de la Piratería

Museo de la Pirateria (Castillo de Santa Bárbara, Montaña de Guanapay, Villa de Teguise) —   As early as the 15th century, the fortress (Castillo) of Santa Bárbara (located on the volcano of Guanapay) acted as both a watchtower to alert Spanish forces of incoming pirates, as well as beng a refuge for locals during […]

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Museo de Arte Sacro

Museo de Arte Sacro (Plaza León y Castillo, Haría) – this museum, housed within a beautifully-restored 16th century convent, exhibits mainly religious-themed pieces of art (including paintings, sculptures, metalwork, textiles and coins). There are eight themed areas within this museum: Admission: €3 per person. Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Monday – Saturday).

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Museo Agrícola El Patio

Museo Agrícola El Patio (Calle Echeyde 18, Tiagua, Lanzarote) – this is a private museum dedicated to the history of agriculture in Lanzarote. There are many artifacts to see and notice boards to read, as well as some beautiful examples of Canarian architecture. Visitors to the museum can sample and buy the Lanzarote wines produced […]

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Monumento al Campesino

Monumento al Campesino (Ctra. Arrecife a Tinajo, 35559 Mozaga) — the Monumento al Campesino erected by the artist César Manrique in the year 1986 is a memorial in honour of the hard working peasant farmers of Lanzarote. It is a rough sculpture in white building blocks made into a fantasy figure of a Lanzarote farmer […]

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Manrique Foundation

Manrique Foundation (Taho de Tahíche) – this museum is named after local artist & architect César Manrique (1919-1992). Thanks to a grant that Manrique received from Nelson Rockefeller, he lived in New York during the mid-1960s, where he painted some of his abstract artisitic works. Manrique, who supported the growth of tourism in Lanzarote (on […]