Lanzarote’s wonders and attractions

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Lanzarote is not just an island of beaches, water parks and nightlife. Get beneath its surface and you will discover natural wonders, arts, culture and outdoor adventures for different age groups. Maybe you’re just there to spend time lazing around? Even if this is the case, we’d encourage you to do a day trip to at least one of the following attractions on your Lanzarote holidays:

Timanfaya National Park

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The volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park is a wonder well worth seeing. There is a viewpoint at Montaña Rajada where lava spills out towards the coast, a beautiful sight unlike anything you are likely to have seen before. Vivid shapes and colors define the landscape here – the mountain range is aptly called the “Fire Mountain Range”.
Guided coach tours are included in your admission ticket, and it’s worth taking the time to learn more about the history of the park. You can even take a camel ride here if you want to add an element of adventure to your trip.

Museum of International & Contemporary Art (MIAC)

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This museum sprang up in the 1970s to showcase interesting modern artworks. Since then, it has featured Canarian artists such as César Manrique, Pancho Lasso and Cristino de Vera, plus international talent. This attraction is worth a look even if you don’t go inside, as it’s housed inside an 18th-century fortress called San Jose Castle – an impressive looking building.
Once you’ve finished exploring, grab a bite to eat in the onsite restaurant.

The Green Caves – Cuevas de los Verdes

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If the above ground attractions just aren’t enough for you, head underground at the Cuevas de los Verdes. A tour of these mysterious caves reveals impressive chambers, lava formations and narrow passageways. All paths are well lit and the guide will tell you about the history of these fascinating caves on your journey.
For something extra special, go here for a concert to listen to astounding acoustics inside a unique setting.

The Cactus Garden

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If you love exploring nature, then Lanzarote’s Cactus Garden is for you. A space created by architect César Manrique, thousands of cacti thrive within this dedicated area. A visit here allows you to admire the spiky species on display for a couple of hours, before sitting down with a refreshing drink and something to eat in the café.
These are just a few of the Lanzarote attractions on offer. Why not tell us about your favorites in the comments?

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