César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a spectacular dwelling designed by César Manrique himself upon his return from New York City, when he decided to locate permanently at Lanzarote. This was his home for the 20 years running from 1968 to 1988, the longest he ever lived in a single place. It is sited in the midst of a lava coulee formed during the violent eruptions that rocked the island between 1730 and 1736.
If you would like to do diving in a really unique place then you should visit the Museo Atlantico off the south coast of the island. Europe’s first underwater museum features over 300 eco-sculptures that have been created by Jason deCaires Taylor. It was designed to be a large artifical reef to attract underwater specices, at the same time offering a permanent art exhibition for divers and also promoting social responsibility.
LagoMar Originally was designed by Jesus Soto for British developer Sam Benady with an idea of the atmosphere of the 1001 Arabic nights. Later Omar Shariff, who visited the island for a film shoot, fell in love with the place and bought it. Legend says that Sam Benady challeged Omar Shariff for a game of Bridge where he won back LagoMar. Today the property hosts an art gallery that is dedicated to Jesus Soto and a bar/restaurant area in the volcanic garden.
Museo el Grifo takes place in the oldest winery in the Canary Islands and one of the oldest ten in Spain, dating back to the 18th century. Walk through the unique vineyard, learn about the wine making process and taste some of the finest wines, accompanied by tapas
Located in the geographical center of Lanzarote, just outside San Bartolomé, Casa-Museo del Campesino was designed by César Manrique to recognise the efforts made by country people from Lanzarote and it provides an insight into architecture, agriculture, handicrafts and traditional gastronomy. In front of the museum stands 15 meters tall sculpture Monument of Fertility, built from water tanks of former fishing boats.
The museum is located in the fortress of Santa Bárbara, just outside of Villa de Teguise, and dates back to the 15th century, when the fortress was built to give refuge against the pirate attacks which Lanzarote was continuously suffering. The Museum showcases two thematics, the piracy in Teguise and the international piracy in the Canary Islands.