1. Spain
  2. Canary Islands
  3. Teguise
  4. Jardín de Cactus, Lanzarote

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 49798
Discover Lanzarote in the footsteps of César Manrique on this full-day tour. Visit the Monumento al Campensino and enjoy the fantastic views from the Mirador del Rio. Explore a lava tube and the impressive house that belonged to Manrique.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German

Pickup included

Pickup is available from selected hotels or the nearest possible pickup point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the views from the Mirador del Rio
  • Discover the connection between art and nature in the cave of Jameos del Agua
  • Marvel at Cueva de los Verdes, part of the one of the longest lava tubes in the world
  • Explore Jardin de Cactus, another example of the creativity of Manrique
  • Visit the Fundación César Manrique and see an excerpt of his artistic work
  • Discover the Monumento al Campensino, a monument designed by César Manrique
Full description
Hardly any other has influenced Lanzarote so much as the artist César Manrique. He was a painter, architect, sculptor, designer, and environmentalist. His vision was a symbiosis of architecture and nature.

Start the tour in his footsteps with a visit to the Monumento al Campensino, a monument to farmers dedicated to the hard-working rural population. See the traditional craftsmanship of the Canary Islands in the small museum and marvel at the impressive restaurant in the foothills of a lava field.

Continue on into the Valley of a Thousand Palms to the Mirador del Rio. Enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote and one of the most representative architectural creations of César Manrique that unites art and nature.

Visit the nearby caves, Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, both part of a 7-kilometer-long lava tube, which was created by the eruption of Monte Corona around 8000 years ago. Discover Cueva de los Verdes, one of the best kept secrets of Lanzarote. Alternatively, you can explore Jameos del Agua, a portion of which was artistically designed by César Manrique. Here you will find a restaurant, a concert hall, and a small lake with direct access to the sea where small, white blind crabs live.

At the end of the tour you will drive to the cactus garden “Jardin de Cactus”. Here you will find more than 1100 different species of plants from around the world spread across 5000 square meters. On the way back you will visit the Fundación César Manrique in the artist’s former residence. See some of his works of art and discover how the artist worked. A large part of the complex is nestled in the foothills of the longest lava flow of the Canary Islands, with unusual structures running through the entire house.
Includes
  • Visit to the Monumento al Campensino
  • Entrance to Mirador del Rio
  • Entrance to Jardin de Cactus
  • Entrance to Cueva de los Verdes or Jameos del Agua
  • Entrance to Fundación César Manrique
  • Tour guide
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A fantastic tour to discover César Manrique. A man who lived to the last in symbiosis with nature. Thanks to this tour I loved the island of Lanzarote which until now did not seem so particular to me. I have small suggestions: you could perhaps avoid all the time spent gathering the various people and perhaps adding for everyone the visit to jameos del aqua and the cueva de los verdes. For example, I would have liked to see them both, but I was forced to choose one. And then I think you should have more time to visit the César Manrique fundación.

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April 5, 2019

Great insights and views and impressive architecture

A very well organized tour with lots of interesting stops! Advantage: No need to look for a parking space and no queuing at the cash desk. Minor disadvantage: You have to be aware that up to 80 people get on and off at every stop .... and that some guests do not place great value on punctuality. Otherwise great and recommended!

March 24, 2019

Very interesting day trip

With a very competent tour guide and a safe bus driver, we did a varied day tour. All destinations were explained in advance on the bus and then there was enough time to have a look at the individual buildings, the cactus garden and the caves or to get an overview in the house of the Manrique Foundation. We will visit this former house in more detail privately. We can definitely recommend the trip. You can also see a lot of the impressive landscape of Lanzarote.

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October 4, 2018

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Product ID: 49798