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Sightseeing in Lanzarote - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lanzarote is the island that belongs to the Canary Islands. It is located on the east of the archipelago and on the north of Fuerteventura.

Lanzarote is also known as “the island of fire-spitting mountains”. On Lanzarote are located approximately three hundred of volcanoes. In the autumn of 1730 here took place the explosion of thirty volcanoes at the same time. The explosion lasted six years. Because of this fact one third of the island was covered with ash and basalt, making it impossible to live in this place.
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The main sight of Lanzarote is Cueva de Los Verdes Cave that is located on the north of the island under the lava masses of the Corona volcano. This cave is the largest in the world – its length estimates 6 kilometers and some halls of the cave are 24 meters wide and 15 meters tall. The cave was created during the flow of the scorching lava from the volcano directly to the sea. This has resulted to the appearance of the cave with tunnels and halls of different shapes. One of the halls has been later turned into a concert hall. Puerto del Carmen town is the largest tourist center of the island. On its territory are located numerous hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. The most expensive hotels and entertainment centers are concentrated nearby in Costa Teguise settlement.
The island also had numerous sights that are definitely worth your attention. These are beautiful beaches, rocks, cactus garden, La Corona massive with mysterious volcanic tubes Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes. The observation square Del Rio features a magnificent view of the archipelago and Chinijo Island. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Wonderful beaches can be called the main treasure of Lanzarote; these are created by nature itself. Scenic Playa Blanca in the southern part of the island is the most lively and popular … Open
Besides this tourists may find much interesting in visiting Los Hervideros coastal line, where visitors can see mysterious pictures made by solidified lava; they should also enjoy visiting magnificent green crater El Golfo.
The Island’s capital is the charming town of Arrecife. It will appeal to those who like to explore interesting historical sites during their holidays. Here, there are two beautiful old fortresses, which were built during the Middle Ages to protect the port area. Walking through the city streets, you can see many beautiful traditional buildings in which generations of islanders have lived for more than one hundred years. This picturesque town is also famous for its fish market and restaurants, where unique dishes are prepared from sea delicacies.
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In the city of Puerto Calero, tourists can visit the incredibly interesting Museum of Whales and Dolphins. Its exposition is entirely dedicated to these amazing marine inhabitants. The museum contains fragments of skeletons of marine animals, interesting photographs and various thematic expositions. This natural science museum is especially popular among holidaymakers with children.
Rubicon Marina, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands In the city of Las Coloradas, admiring the natural beauty and beach holidays can be combined with walks in interesting historical places. The main symbol of this resort is a 400-meter-long beach covered with black volcanic sand. Even at the height of the tourist season, one can relax its calm and uninhabited atmosphere. The main historical symbol of the town is the Fortress of Castillo de las Coloradas, which was built in the 18th century to protect the coastal area.
On the island, you can see very unusual architectural monuments. An excellent example is the Villa Lagomar Museum, which was built in a beautiful mountain gorge. The sheer walls of rocks in many rooms and buildings fulfill the role of natural walls. This villa has a very complex and unusual shape. Almost all the elements of its interior are white. This original designer villa was built for one of the wealthy inhabitants of the island - Omar Sherif. However, he was its owner only for a day, as he lost it in the cards. Now the villa is open to visitors. Very exciting excursions are organized in it.
No less interesting is the Museo Cesar Manrique. This museum is nothing more than a converted old farm. Today it is a luxurious example of modern design art. During the tour, tourists will have the opportunity to peek into the most hidden corners of this classy villa.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lanzarote
♥   Castle 'Castle of Guanapay' Canary Islands, 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Lanzarote
♥   Natural Park 'Los Volcanes' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'Timanfaya' , 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Archipiélago de Chinijo' , 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Islote de Lobos' , 33.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corralejo' , 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cueva de Los Verdes

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These passages are equipped with the excellent lighting system. On the banks of one of the underground lakes was the tiny nice restaurant. Among the greatest secrets of the volcanic cave are the blind albino crabs, which usually dwell in the caves on the very great depth. The walk through the cave will definitely please the followers of the nerve kitzel. The itinerary stretches through the dangerous narrow passages and the edge of the slope. It is also necessary to mention the unique acoustic properties of the cave caused by the porous structure of their walls. On the upper level of the cave was the concert hall, where the performances are regularly performed. … Read further
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