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Start your tour by exploring the avant-garde building and get close to Lanzarote’s most famous artist on this 5-hour tour to the César Manrique Foundation and visit the icon’s former home. Designed by the artist himself and now a museum and gallery, complete with art works by Picasso, Miró and Manrique himself. Then continue with a visit to the lively town of Teguise to browse the Sunday market, the largest in the Canaries and filled with colorful stalls.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour of César Manrique Foundation in Lanzarote and the Teguise Market
  • Visit the César Manrique Foundation, the stunning former home of the Lanzarote-born artist
  • Admire the avant-garde building with its volcanic bubble rooms and cacti gardens
  • Explore the art galleries to see works by Picasso, Miró and more
  • Enjoy free time to roam Teguise’s famous Sunday market, the biggest in the Canaries
  • Browse the souvenir, craft, clothing and food stalls and enjoy the live

What You Can Expect

Teguise Market and César Manrique Foundation Tour in Lanzarote

Discover the art and former home of Manrique

At a meeting point in Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca, you’ll board an air-conditioned coach destined for the César Manrique Foundation — the former home of the artist responsible for significant architecture and sculptures in Lanzarote.

On arrival at the avant-garde building, explore the structure — which is constructed amid a cluster of volcanic rock bubbles — independently. Amble along paths studded with cacti, delve into chambers encased by volcanic bubbles and delight in the fountains, palms and pools that decorate the house.

After enjoying masterpieces by Picasso in the upstairs art gallery, return to your original departure point or continue your tour if you’ve upgraded.

If you’ve chosen to upgrade your tour, you’ll head to the charming town of Teguise to stroll its cobbled streets. Hear of the town’s history and the weekly market that transforms the somnolent town into a thriving center of commerce.

Browse stalls brimming with artisan souvenirs and local produce, and enjoy music and dances performed by street entertainers. After a lengthy shopping stint, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Pete F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Superb trip well worth going, For the Teguise market ignore the generic tourist tat stalls at the front of the market and head for the more traditional stalls round the church. Plenty to see and do and lots of places to drink and eat at very competitive prices.

The foundation shows the artists house carved into 5 holes n the volcanic lava and it is well worth a trip

DAVID R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best market by far, lots to see and do.

Susan M J

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed the Cesar Manrique Foundation Tour it was very interesting. The market was really good with lots of stalls. I would like to have had a bit longer at the Cesar Manrique Foundation.

sheila k

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2015

I was interested in cesar manrique foundation and we only had 50 minutes there whereas we had over two hours at the market. Combining the two places didn't work well. people who wanted to go to the market had their time cut short in order to drop us at the foundation.

Alex W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2015

The visit to the Cesar Manrique Foundation was exceptional. The home is amazing to tour, and even for a non-afficionado of art like me, there was plenty to see.

The market was almost exclusively mass produced stock abutted with forgeries and fakes. If cramped conditions seeing stalls selling the same things is your cup of tea, then this will suit you. If not, then avoid this market and visit elsewhere for your cultural injection.

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