The Canary Islands have a vibrant, lively culture involving fiestas, music, literature, art, dance, interesting traditions and food. A holiday to the extraordinary island of Lanzarote will show you just how rich and artistic the Canary Islands can be.
The town of Teguise, is where much of the Canarian culture originated. This dignified colonial town was considered to be the most important town on the archipelago for more than a century.
Most of the musical events – such as the famous Visual Music Festival – take place in the awesome volcanic caves of Lanzarote’s amazing nature attractions Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes in the northern part of the island. They are extraordinary entertainment venues with outstanding acoustics providing a truly unique experience.
Everywhere you go on this island you will not escape the work of legendary local artist, Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote’s most famous resident. César was a painter, architect, sculptor and interior designer. But equally he was an activist who loved this island. He defined much of what makes Lanzarote unique through his influence on the planning regulations in Lanzarote, when he recognised its tourist potential and lobbied successfully to encourage sympathetic development of tourism. There are several places to visit from former homes he built to his architectural and design work in many municipal locations.
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