The sun-drenched Canary Islands lie close to North Africa and have an exotic flavor of their own. Hundreds of volcanoes, rolling sand dunes, rich forests and rugged cliffs dapple these seven Atlantic gems. Catch a ferry to Lanzarote. Ride a camel through volcanic Timanfaya National Park. Take on Tenerife, home of Mount Teide, Spain's tallest peak. Romp Grand Canary's beaches or hike La Gomera's Garajonay National Park. More adventures await on tiny El Hierro, verdant La Palma and peaceful Fuerteventura.
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The house museum of José Saramago, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 is a real immersion in the universe of the Portuguese writer. The guided tour includes first the house and the garden, then the private library and its various work spaces.
A fabulous intimate tour of Jose Saramago’s home in Lanzarote. Alba our guide was informative and only too pleased to answer questions in Spanish, English and French. Walking through his home and library, seeing where he worked, rested and entertained was privilege. I loved his library built to house all and his wife’s books. Allow and hour and a half and make sure you are there for opening at 10.
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The longest lavatunnel i all of Europe, with more than 18 km now explored. A vulcanic tunnel that now has caused scientific interest, because of the cocroach born without eyes. An absoultely amazing experience to get a guided tour into this underground vulcanic world. Highly recommended for those who want to experience something different in this beautiful island.
You have to prebook your place on this trip prior to going, they only allow 16 people a time into the cave. The tour was fantastic and very well organised, our tour guide was very knowledgable, we had two young children in our group and he made it fun and interesting for them as well the adults. There is a short 20 minute walk to the cave through beautiful woodland, not too strenuous. I would highly recommend.
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The Fundacion Cristino de Vera- Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias contains the extraordinary collection of works donated by Cristino Vera (Tenerife, 1931), one of the most relevant artists of the Spanish Art of the 20th centuryThe building, the headquarters of the Fundación, located on a housing of the eighteenth century, preserves the traditional elements of Canary Islands architecture and constitutes a point of reference when you visit San Cristóbal de La Laguna, World Heritage City.
We went to see Cristina De Vera exhibition which was a kind of pointillism style - I liked the two landscape paintings of Toledo best. Other unusual paintings on display. Building had amazing wooden floors and ceilings. Free after 5 on Friday afternoons.
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This self guided tour has been designed to help you observe and understand the cultural, economical, agricultural value of this part of southern Tenerife enjoy the landscape the coast of Las Galletas, the banana plantations and volcanoes. During the tour you will find numbered signa so you can chose to pause stop and read the contents in a folder in your chosen language.
The visit to Fincas Las Margaritas truly exceeeded our expectations. We arrived at 11 and we went throught the self-guide tour. Mid-way, one of the workers in the farm indicated to us that shall we give her few minutes to finish her explanation to a small group she was talking to she will be able to assist us. The lady was incredible, very insightful and you could really tell that she loved sharing her knowledge. We were also impressed with all the languages she could speak: French, English, portugueses and obviously Spanish. I am a French , Spanish and English speaker and given that my husband only speaks Polish and English we opted for English. She explained to us the fact that bananas actually come from an herb, how the banana grow. The exchange was not limited to how bananas grow , she shared few anecdotes from her grand-father who used to gro bananas and about the culture of canarian people. It was a truly enjoyable conversation that made the visit truly memorable. We got also a sense of the philosophy of the Fincas they truly care about growing quality bananas. We culd go within the fields explore, they were also panels with information in many languages . At the end of the visit we got a degustation of gofia a canrian speciality, canarian white whine and mojo. All was delicious and available to buy. The gentleman was very kind and gave us few bananas. Few things to note : you can pay for the entrance and for the goods by card which was a nice surprise. Also we really like the food so we asked if it is possible to come just to go to the small shop and the gentleman told us you only pay for the 1st visit so we could come back any time. It was very educational visit, we truly learnt something and the people really made it special. Volveremos!
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Finca Canarias Aloe Vera has opened one of its newest farms in Tenerife, located at the foot of the Guimar hill, in the east of the island. With an area of 11,000 square meters, the farm has 7,000 Aloe Vera plants that grow ecologically. The area offers a quaint and characteristic landscape and spectacular views of the island.
Passing by Finca Canarias we were attracted by its ecological plantation so that the day after we stopped by. Despite covid, it was open and still offering visits to (the few) visitors. Elisa immediately welcomed us and led us to a super interesting visit through the outside aloe vera fields, explaning all the details about aloe cultivation as well as other typical plants and flowers of Tenerife. She also showed us a beautiful greenhouse replicating the diversity of plants growing in Tenerife, including ananas plants (never seen before!), banana plants and many others. We then assisted to the process of extracting the juice from aloe vera leaves and and we tried it directly on our skin!! We learnt so many interesting aspects about this extraordinary plant and its plantation! They also have a super well furnished shop where they sell their orgànic products. I find them just great, so their quality is totally worth the price! Also, thanks to our purchase, we had two products as gifts - which was much appreciated :) Elisa really took the time to explain the details of every product we asked her about and guided us with much care. Even if there were 2 other customers she made sure she was done with us before moving on to them. Besides, she is really nice and friendly! Overall, better not to leave Tenerife without having stopped by!
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There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes
€9.50 per adult. We were there about an hour, some queuing time but not too bad. You have a guided tour ( more Spanish information than English) . A fascinating place with a twist at the end. Lovely no one has said what it is. Just watch your head in some places and wear decent footwear. If you are going by car be aware the road leading up to the caves is very narrow with passing places.
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Christopher Columbus' house is now a history museum, displaying several of his belongings, including his drawings, journals and a portrait.
For history buffs this is a must see. The travels of the Nina,Pinta, and Santa Maria are all on display with replicas of the boats and a life-size replica of a cabin so you can imagine what it was like to travel back then and explore new worlds. Fascinating history with photos, provision lists, artifacts and more
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Auditorio de Tenerife is avant-guarde, in its’ architecture and its’ programme. An open space, communicative, that connects with everyone: jazz, opera, dance, rock, pop…
Very unique design and interesting to scrutinize at every angle. You can sit inside and order a coffee. It was very windy when we visited which forced us to leave earlier than we planned.
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Very interesting and defiantly worth visiting. My partner don't like museums but loved this one. It is bigger than I expected for a small island. The only missing thing is English translation as it is only in Spanish. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend it.
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Art Gallery in the historic centre of La Villa de Teguise. Original art works and prints by English artist and Lanzarote resident Dominic Murray.
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