The Man, the Artist
Manrique was a key man in the contemporary history of the island, a person that had the capacity to bring together the feelings and wishes of thousands of Lanzaroteños in pursuit of a better future and who also managed to place Lanzarote in the international tourist scene as one of the top most extraordinary sustainable tourist destinations in the world.
César conquered the world with his art/nature-nature/art proposal, a new aesthetic ideology, a very real desire for integration with the surrounding natural landscapes, "total art" in his own words.
On this half day trip we'll visit the César Manrique Foundation, a house built on top a lava flow, where nature and architecture coexist in harmony, the Monumento al Campesino, a work that carries the most symbolic references to the island, and of course, Jameos del Agua, his masterpiece, and underground tropical oasis, an oasis design on the interior of a volcanic tunnel.
A journey through the life and work of César Manrique.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Our visiting points are:
Jameos del Agua
César Manrique Foundation
Monumento al Campesino (The Peasants Museum)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal / hotel.
Due to the access regulations to the harbour facilities I am allowed to pick you up right at the disembark point but then there is a short walk to the external services parking lot.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship external services parking lot / hotel.
End location: End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship external services parking area / hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
The estimated time is around 4 to 5 hours, depending on the traffic conditions, time of the year, etc.
We'll take a private vehicle and also do some walking. We use a mini-bus or mini-van with a professional driver. I can arrange special transport for disabled people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - Entrance fees in Jameos del Agua & Cesar Manrique Foundation (17€ per person)
Snacks, food & beverage, etc....