César Manrique: The Art of Nature in Lanzarote, Spain

stairway at Mirador del Rio

Thanks to the artist/architect César Manrique, Lanzarote, Spain has been transformed from a volcanic wasteland into art, preserving both its character and its natural environment. Although Lanzarote’s history of volcanic devastation from seven years of unrelenting eruptions in the 1700s left it a forbidding place, covered in rough lava and layers of volcanic ash, Manrique saw the beauty and set ... Read Full Article

Volcanoes and Art in Lanzarote, Spain

Volcanic cones and lava rivers of Lanzarote, Spain

Not as well known as the larger Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Spain is perhaps the most fascinating. A week’s worth of attractions make up for its having fewer beaches than its more sand-surrounded neighbors. Two separate factors contribute to the abundance of things to do there. The first was six years of continuous volcanic eruptions in the 1700s and the second was local artist Cesar ... Read Full Article