Lanzarote – Reserve of the Biosphere – is one of the seven islands of the Canary Archipelago, which belongs to the Macaronesia. It has an extension of around 700 sqkm and its landscape is basically volcanic.
Caserio de Mozaga is situated in the heart of the island in the village Mozaga.
In addition to the beautiful beaches that you can find in the island, we suggest to visit and discover other places, among which our preferred ones are the following:
CASTLES AND MUSEUMS
Castillo de San Gabriel: built between 1572-1573. Castle of St. Gabriel is located on a tiny island called Islote del Castillo. Walking over the Puente de las Bolas you reach Arrecife. There is an ethnographic museum.
Opening times : Tuesday to friday from 10am until 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm
Castillo de San José-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo: built between 1776-1779, a fort mainly served military purposes in addition to the work for the islanders to create. Today, thanks to the initiative of Cesar Manrique, it is a Museum of Contemporary Art.
Opening times are from 11am till 9pm
Castillo de Santa Bárbara, built on the 15.th century buy Lancelotto Malocello, today rebuilt as Pirate Museum.
Convento de Santo Domingo: founded in 1698 by Captain Rodriguez Carrasco. Today it is a Gallery where artists from all around the world exhibit their work.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (except Saturdays) from 10am till 3pm
Convento de San Francisco: Of the Franciscan convent of Teguise all that is left is the church, a temple dedicated to Our Lady of Miraflores.The holy site used to be made up of two sets of buildings: the church and the monastic outbuildings. The building has now been reconverted into the Museum of Sacred Art, with original elements such as the baroque altarpieces dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Miraflores, San Antonio de Padua and Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción.
- Palacio Spínola: Clear example of the architecture in Lanzarote. In the 18th century was used as governor´s residence.Opening time: Summer: 09:00 – 15:00 (Saturday closed)
Winter: 09:00 – 16:00 (Saturday closed)
- Foundation César Manrique: In Tahíche is the César Manrique Foundation, dedicated to conserving, studying and spreading the famous artist’s (Cesar Manrique 1919-1992)work. This foundation also promotes culture, art and the environment through exhibitions, conferences and publications.Opening time: 10:00 – 18:00
In San Bartolomé:
Museo del Vino – Bodegas El Grifo: The oldest winery in the Canaries. Among the ten oldest in Spain. A family company since 1775.The Wine Museum is at the Bodega.
It is situated in the centre of the spectacular wine region of La Geria, close to the village of Masdache.
Opening time: 10:30 – 18:00
More information: www.elgrifo.com
Museo Agrícola El Patio: The Museo Agrícola El Patio is a private museum and dedicated to the history of agriculture in Lanzarote, there are many artefacts to see and notice boards to read as well as some beautiful examples of Canarian architecture.
Open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 and 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday
CENTROS DE ARTE, CULTURA Y TURISMO
Back in the 60´s, our beloved local artist César Manrique promoted the conservation of our environment with the aim to protect and enhance our singular landscape.
He developed his work during more than two decades and left us the legacy of the “Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo”.
We will never be sufficiently thankful with him.
More information: www.centrosturisticos.com.