The Cesar Manrique Foundation is located in Taro de Tahiche (Close to Costa Teguise). It is probably the work that best represents Manrique’s artistic and personal ideals.
Cesar Manrique’s house was built in 1968 on top of a volcanic trail from a volcanic eruption that occurred in 1730-36. It uses the natural formation of five volcanic bubbles for the main rooms within the house. The outside of the house and upper level is an inspiration from the traditional architecture of Lanzarote.
If it was not for Cesar Manrique, the Island of Lanzarote would not look like it does now. He fought for all the buildings to be no higher than the tallest palm tree and that all the houses should be the same colour (expect for
the painted wood which colour changes on location of houses).
Below are some pictures of Cesar Manrique’s house, to view a larger image just click on the picture.
Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 18:00
Restaurant from 13:00 to 16:00, and from 20:00 to 23:30
You can also contact via Phone and Fax.
Phone: 928 84 31 38 / 928 84 30 70
Fax: 928 84 34 63
If you are going to ring for further information please remember to use the international dialing code: for the UK use 0034.
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We wanted to get away for the day and see some sights and we came across the Cesar Manrique foundation. What a place with so much history. I'm sure the place is not for everyone but we loved it. A man that helped Lanzarote look like it is , he had so much tallent. You should visit this place at least once!
Cesar Manrique is a true artist who lived in Lanzarote, without this man the Island would be a very different place and would not look like it does today. This once home is open to have a look around and is stunning. Its a lovely place to visit and a place you should if you would like to see some lovely sites and understand some history of the Island.