Isle of Lanzarote

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Trip to Lanzarote, the volcanic isle

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Canary Islands belong to the 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain. They are situated in the Atlantic Ocean about 100 km away from Morocco and the Western Sahara.

Lanzarote is the island which geographically has the least distance to the Moroccan border. A few years ago I spent there one week and liked it a lot. The mountainous area of the island was really impressing. My best friend and I enjoyed one day in the Timanfaya National Park. It was a pleasure to get lunch in the restaurant El Diablo where the barbecue was heated by the … Read the rest

Posted by Jack
Categories: Beaches, César Manrique, Puerto del Carmen, Timanfaya National Park

Lanzarote – the Canary Islands

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

We visited Lanzarote in Summer 2008 when it became more and more popular to go there. It was a beautiful and warm year and we enjoyed every moment of our holidays.

We stayed in Arrecife in a beautiful hotel very close to the town, where you can get souvenirs and really nice food.

Arrecife

Allthough our hotel was “All-Inclusive” we enjoyed going out for meal, which was not too expensive in the restaurants.
In some of the hotels nearby it was possible to go to bars and have a great night dancing and drinking.

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Posted by Jack
Categories: Arrecife, César Manrique, Jameos del Agua, Timanfaya National Park

Island of vulcano – Lanzarote

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The island of Lanzarote is different than the other canary isles.It has less tourism, here you can spend quiet holidays. It is a island of vulcanic origin and it is situated in the atlantic ocean. There are 130000 inhabitants, 54000 people live in the main city of Arrecife.

Vulcan of Lanzarote

In the north of the island is the mountain Penas del Cache, there are no sandy beaches. In the south of the island is another mountain Los Ajaches. The sandy and long beaches are in the south or southwest.

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Posted by Jack
Categories: Arrecife, César Manrique, Costa Teguise, Landscape, Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen

César Manrique special

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Besides its vulcanos, Lanzarote is also well known for its outsandig arts and artist.

One of them and probably the most popular is César Manrique.
The artist and architect was born on April 24th, 1919 in Arrecife, wich is a small town in east of Lanzarote. He grew up in San Ginés lagoon and attended to University of La Laguna. In 1945 he changed and went to a Art School in Madrid.



César Manrique immensly affected the planning regulations of lanzarote, because he saw the potential of natural tourism. He developed the tourism in Lanzarote, how … Read the rest

Posted by Jack
Categories: About Lanzarote, Arrecife, César Manrique

Volcanic eruptions formed a landscape

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The island has centuries old civilization and history.

Some sources even claim that its name descended from Lanzelot, the famous knight of the company at table.

It actually owes his name to the genoese merchant and seafarer Lanceloto Malocetto. The facts have been proofed historically.


Lava Landscape of the firemountains of Lanzarote
Lava-Landscape of the fire-mountains of Lanzarote

Lanzarote has been marked by the volcanic eruptions about 180 years ago. Lava and ash covered a fifth of the whole area. As an effect the most fertile, cultivable areas have been destroyed by the eruptions and a very bizarre landscape has been formed.

Most of … Read the rest

Posted by Jack
Categories: About Lanzarote, César Manrique, Jameos del Agua, Landscape, Puerto del Carmen
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