Lanzarote is an island different from all others. Lanzarote is a space for the gaze, with endless escape routes. It is almost only land, water, and sky. There are few plants that can survive there, with such poor soil and scarce rainfall. It is the land of contrasting colors, with its soil changing its hues in just a few meters, telling the story of multiple lava flows.
In its black and reddish land, in every corner of this island, one can feel the power of nature. Lanzarote is awe-inspiring with its numerous craters gaping towards the sky, especially around the Montañas del Fuego in Timanfaya National Park. It boasts beaches ranging from golden to black, and its green lake, Charco de los Clicos.
Lanzarote: Rough beauty
Lanzarote is merciless with its constant wind, which erodes and changes the appearance of its territory over the years. This wind has forced farmers to devise unique vineyards in the La Geria area, with vines planted in holes and circular stone walls protecting them from the wind. On the west coast of Lanzarote, near Yaiza, there is a landscape of contrasts. In it, the crater of an ancient volcano is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean creating a lake known as the Charco dei Clicos, which has been declared a Nature Reserve. Its green color, caused by the algae on the bottom, contrasts with the black sand of the so-called El Golfo beach.
Lanzarote: island of art and architecture
Lanzarote is the most beautiful and successful work of the artist César Manrique. He had a dream: to create a lasting connection between architecture and landscape, a fusion where they could harmoniously converse. We can see, on the left, two images of the Casa-Muséo of César Manrique, with the famous staircase, and, on the right, two pictures of the Fundaciòn César Enrique, with a beautiful rooftop.
At the bottom there is another important project by Manrique: el Mirador del Rìo. From this amazing belvedere you can admire the natural landscape of Lanzarote.