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Lanzarote 1998 • Maps, links and general info

Click here to see Ninis photos from Lanzarote and read her commentary about the place.

Map of Lanzarote

Lanzarote had a famous artist called Cesar Manrique. His home, dug into the lavarocks and with a very special architecture, is open to the public both to show his art and his home.

Links to more info and more images about Lanzarote:

History of Lanzarote

About Cesar Manrique and his works

Cesar Manrique Foundation

Places of interest

Lanzarote 360° (see 360° panoramas)

Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) just off the African west coast. Lanzarote, called 'Conejera' by the islanders, is also known as the island of 100 volcanoes. Its volcanic origin has created a landscape with more than 300 volcanoes. It is the most eastern island of the Canarian archipelago and it is situated very close to the African coast (which is some 125km away) and north of Fuerteventura. The surface of the island measures 846km2, and its widest point is some 21km across. To the north of the island, we find a group of small islands, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste, which form the Chinijo archipelago.

The island is black. All covered by the black lavasand. Whatever is grown on the island grows in the lavasand and is watered by the nights humidity. Trees are rare. The few you see are planted and you mainly see them close to the coast, in the hotelareas.

The island has some real nice beaches. Long and sandy. It is a fascinating island because of the volcanoes and the black earth, but apart from that, there are a bit too many tourists and next to impossible to find any good food anywhere where there are tourists. It also gets a bit boring after a short time to never see trees and always see this black earth.

I found the island fascinating because of its nature. But I will not go back there if I can help it.

Map pf Lanzarote