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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5.0 based on 303 reviews
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.
5.0 based on 349 reviews
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.
5.0 based on 150 reviews
Thanks to a previous review we came for a visit and I have to admit that we enjoyed everything we were able to see and learn. This place is not well known but it should be due the upmost level of information they present here. One learn to know a lot of flora and fauna (close to my heart) of the island, more about volcanic activity etc. One of the best booths were the one giving a 3-D experience of the nature. For families with small children there could be some hands-on exhibits, but still as it is right now it is highly recommended.
4.5 based on 1,841 reviews
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
4.5 based on 697 reviews
Visited on a day when the weather forecast was rainy without high expectations but was amazed by the diversity and quality of the interactive displays. These were as good if not better than I have seen in many big cities with a bonus of there not being big crowds so you have a go at most things without queuing. There were lots of hands on large scale classic physics apparatus plus some thrilling virtual reality experiences. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly with many speaking English. Most of the exhibits had English language descriptions. The top floor had interesting displays from the local university about their research particularly in relation to the marine environment and broader environmental issues. Overall excellent value for money
4.5 based on 5,355 reviews
Home of a famous Spanish artist
Definitely the coolest place to visit on the island. Formed out of lava holes, it's like a 70s Bond film set - we loved it. Cesar Manrique has had a huge influence on the art and architecture on the island - there are some enlightening films to be seen here at his former home as well as much of his art on display. You only need 90 minutes to tour, including a cuppa / snack from the onsite mini cafe, so you may wish to combine it with another trip. We took a tour here with Low Cost Travel, who picked us up from our hotel before going to the Sunday market at Teguise. All was well described by a Danish tour guide.
4.5 based on 231 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
A visit to the international observatory at the Roque de Los Muchachos is a must. The scenery is amazing, and I would also recommend a tour of one of the telescopes; this can be booked through the company Ad Astra La Palma for a very reasonable cost of €9 per person (not including transport). Our tour guide, Sheila Crosby, was excellent, and has written a most interesting book on the subject. If you want to extend your astronomical experience, you could also book a night-time stargazing tour through the same company or through Astro La Palma. Until the new visitor centre is opened, make sure you take a packed lunch with you to the Roque de Los Muchachos as there are no facilities.
4.5 based on 1,109 reviews
The breathtaking rockgardens with magic caves, tunnels and secret passages to the lake, nests at the foot of the famous house of Omar Sharif. Conceived bu Cesar Manrique and used for various films with Peter Ustinov, the new open air MUSEUM and art gallery integrates seemlessly into the rocks. The museum host various cultural activities like exhibitions of the properties history and the legend of Omar Sharif. Enjoy this fascinating rockgarden landscape that transports you into 1001 nghts.
This place is simply fabulous, it has lots of hidden seating areas and caves built into the mountainside. Two swimming pools And plenty of cafés. The César Manrique Design of this place is absolutely remarkable. There are twists and turns in tunnels each one leading to a different area. There is plenty to see And it will take you around an hour to go around. You can go right to the top into the living quarters. It really is beautiful and jaw dropping. We stayed here for about two and half hours, we just simply love this place. Be aware there are a lot of steps, be careful if you have problems with your feet on knees. This home once belonged to Omar Sharif, he owned it for one day, then he lost it gambling the next day. I wish I lived here. Around each corner is a surprise, either with seating areas designs of water features or just the beauty of the landscape.
4.5 based on 61 reviews
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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