Lanzarote Art Galleries
(Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)
A number of popular art galleries exist in Lanzarote, featuring a mixture of paintings and sculptures, including works by both famous Spanish and international artists. One of Lanzarote's most famous local artists, César Manrique (1919 - 1992) was responsible for much of the island's appearance, designing a number of notable buildings, gardens and a breathtaking wind sculpture. His old studio has now become a popular exhibition space, with many outstanding works.
Another of Lanzarote's noteworthy art facilities is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is located in Arrecife and housed in the attractive Castle of San José.
César Manrique Foundation (Fundación César Manrique)
Address: Tahiche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 84 31 38
An important art gallery situated in the Tahiche area, the César Manrique Foundation was founded in 1992. Houses in the actual studio and residence of local artist César Manrique, this art gallery contains a notable private collection of art works, with pieces by many well-known artists, such as Miró and Picasso. This white building stands in a dramatic landscape and was built around five large stone lava bubbles (jameo).
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00
Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo)
Address: Castle of San José, Cerretera de Puerto Naos, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 81 23 21
The Lanzarote Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the island's premier art galleries and can be found in the Castle of San José (Castillo San José), a historic fortress which dates back to the latter part of the 18th century. Containing many impressive modern works of art in various mediums, the museum was founded in the 1970s with famous local artist César Manrique as an honorary director. This facility contains works by many prominent artists from all over the work, including Botero, Manrique, Miró and Picasso, amongst others. Close to the Puerto Naos, the Museum of Contemporary Art also features a popular restaurant, with waterfront views.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 to 19:30, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00