The Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves as they are known) were formed around 3000 – 4500 years ago by the eruption of a volcano. The reason they are know as the Green caves is due to the cooling of solidification
of a molton lava stream with air.
From the 17th century, the caves were used by the people of Lanzarote to hide from people such as Pirates and Slave Hunters. Now though the caves are used as a tourist attraction. When you go to visit these caves,
you walk around 2 kilometres in to the caves and can see the most relevent and historical sights. The tour will take you though some dark and narrow passage ways which lead you in to an impressive auditorium.
This auditorium is and has been used to have live music playing, because of the natural formation of the rocks the music naturally virbrates around this area.
There is also a very special part of the tour, of course you will not find out what this is, you will have to visit the green caves.
1. Be sure that you have some strong shoes on, walking about in the caves can be tough on your feet.
2. Some of the passage ways are very low down and requires you to be bent over for a short period of time.
Below are some Pictures of the Green Caves. To see a larger version just click on the picture.
Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 18:00
Last Visit: 17:00
You can also contact via Phone and Fax.
Phone: 928 84 84 84
Fax: 928 84 84 61
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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Lovely place to visit, not so good if you struggle to walk or have a child as there are a lot of steps. Watch out for the crabs ... if you can see them!