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  • Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish archipelago

  • known as the Canary Islands.

  • Lanzarote was created by volcanic forces

  • millions of years ago and its people have embraced

  • the beauty of its stunning landscape in unique and creative ways.

  • Over the generations,

  • many myths have abounded about the Canary Islands.

  • Its original inhabitants believed the

  • volcanic mountains to be the home of the gods,

  • while early scholars believed the area to be

  • the uppermost mountains of the Lost City of Atlantis.

  • With its spectacular landscapes,

  • organic architecture and striking beaches,

  • Lanzarote is perhaps the most magical of all the Canary Islands.

  • There is no better place to begin your time here

  • than at thesar Manrique Foundation

  • once the home and studio of this island’s most famous son.

  • It is the site of a volcanic eruption

  • and many of the rooms are built into caves created by volcanic bubbles.

  • Artist, architect and visionary,

  • Manrique’s work was the perfect marriage of human creativity and mother nature.

  • Manrique’s touch is everywhere throughout Lanzarote,

  • from the Jardin de Cactus …….

  • to the spectacular lookout of Mirador del Rio.

  • Descend the stone steps of Jameos del Agua

  • to really understand the depths of Manrique’s vision for this island.

  • This breathtaking network of caves has been transformed

  • into one of the most beautiful concert venues and restaurants youll ever visit.

  • Just a short journey away,

  • hire a guide and go even deeper at the Cueva de los Verdes,

  • the green caves.

  • The massive forces that forged these islands,

  • left behind incredibly dramatic scenery.

  • Take a tour through Timanfaya National Park.

  • See thefire mountains

  • and bear witness as the heat from the center of the earth reaches the surface.

  • Witness the earth’s power at Los Hervideros Caves.

  • These caves were formed when red hot lava met the ocean and on windy days,

  • the tempestuous ocean still seems to boil.

  • Cool down at one of the island’s spectacular beaches.

  • Stroll to Papagayo Beach or

  • pull up a sun lounge at Playa Blanca at the south of the island.

  • At Punta Mujeres,

  • relax in one of the rock pools or go snorkelling off the pebbled cove.

  • Or, make the trip to Yaiza,

  • and stroll the streets of the 17th-century town centre.

  • Manrique believed that no building on

  • the island should be higher than a palm tree,

  • and his passion for the local environment meant

  • that most of the villages of Lanzarote have maintained

  • much of their authentic flavour.

  • As night falls, head to Puerto del Carmen,

  • Lanzarote’s main tourist town and enjoy views

  • across the harbour to the volcanic mountains of Papagayo.

  • Guided by the visionary hand ofsar Manrique,

  • Lanzarote learned many years ago to embrace

  • the unique gifts bestowed on it by Mother Nature.

  • This island understands the true nature of beauty

  • and as you watch the sun setting over this magnificent island,

  • so will you.

Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish archipelago

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    Eric Wang posted on 2017/07/02
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