Teguise & Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Teguise is the former capital of Lanzarote

The village Teguise has once been the capital of Lanzarote. The more than five hundred year old village got the title 'Conjuncto Arquitectónico Histórico-Artístico' in the 80`s, which means "fusion of architecture, history and art" and is nowadays a harbour in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Every sunday morning a traditional market is taking place in Teguise , called Mercadillo. One shouldn't miss the busy ado with some elements of folklore-dancing.

Close by you find the costa Teguise on which one can choose between all possible activities. The sport program varies from diving, sailboarding, sailing to surfing. The wonderful weather and the winds in this area make it a perfect place for windsurfing. A golf course nearby is giving another great opportunity to recover. Playing tennis or squash is possible as well.

Families with children might spend an exciting day in the water-leisure park.

Other than that, the landscape itself invites to spend some days by swimmingand walking on the beach.
There are several sights one should visit. On the plaza 'San Miguel' is the church 'De nuestra senora de guadalope', built back in the 16. century.

Originally also constructed in the 16 century, the castle from D. Sancho de Herrera on the vulcano Teguises has been altered during the 17 century even more into a f ortress. With a history full of pirate attacks, it is an extraordinary location for a museum. Since 1991 visitors receive here information about the times when the native canarians emigrated to America.

Opposite to the plaza 'San Miguel' is the palace Spinola, which was built in the 19 century and is one of the best examples of the manorial architecture of the island.