Ten Places of Interest In Lanzarote, Spain

The followings are the most popular places to visit in Lanzarote, Spain :

  1. Timanfaya National Park is a volcanic field where visitors can appreciate the power and beauty of nature. There is a variety of geological phenomena as well as a large biological mix of plant species. The visitors Center offers insight into this land that is still bubbling beneath the surface.
  2. Fire Mountain located within Timanfaya National Park is the center of an eruption that took place in the early 1700’s that lasted for six years. A place of great natural beauty,the other worldly landscape seems frozen in time.
  3. Los Hervideros is a tiny inlet with thundering surf where hot lava once flowed down to meet the sea and made violent contact. The result is a series of caves, powerful blow holes and strange and unearthly shapes frozen in the lava flow.
  4. Teguise known as the old capital of the island, has a rich history of over 500 years. One of the first urban communities in the Canary Islands Teguise has carefully preserved its traditional architecture and culture
  5. Mirador del Rio has spectacular view of the coastline and weather permitting, you can see neighboring La Graciosa and other small islands.
  6. Jameos Del Agua, a cave complex that resulted from volcanic activity now includes a natural concert hall, a subterranean lagoon, a restaurant and museum. The salt-water lagoon is home to a unique species of small crabs.
  7. The Cactus Garden was created by local artist Cesar Manrique within and old quarry in an amphitheater like setting The impressive garden contains over 1000 species of Cactus along with sculptures and a restored windmill.
  8. Castillo de San Gabriel was originally built in the 16th century to defend  Arrecife Harbor . Destroyed by pirates, it was later rebuilt and used until recent history for defense. The fortress is now home to an archaeological museum.
  9. La Geria is Lanzanrote’s wine growing region . Situated a few miles inland in the municipality  of Tias, local winemakers are knows for using a unique method of cultivation using ‘picon’ a layer of natural  volcanic granules that absorb moisture from the trade winds and nourish the vines
  10. Castillo de San Jose was constructed in 1799 to defend against pirate attacks. It has now been converted into a Modern Art Gallery restaurant.
  11. Aquapark located in Costa Teguise offers a multitude of aquatic rides. The park has something for every member of the family to enjoy under the sun.

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