César Manrique Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of public transport.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

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.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private vehicle to and from the cruise ship terminal/hotel and around the island.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - Entrance fees in Jameos del Agua & Cesar Manrique Foundation (17€ per person)
Snacks, food & beverage, etc....

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shooping, souvenirs,snacks and meals.

Entrance fees in Jameos del Agua & César Manrique Foundation (16€ pp)

Private tour guide José Luis

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