César Manrique’s Lanzarote


The artist has made his mark with his works, where nature and sustainability are present 

Lanzarote is not the same without César Manrique (Arrecife, 1919-1992). The artist wasn’t the same either without this island which embodies his main ideals: art with respect for the environment and local traditions and culture.

After his studies and later residences in New York and elsewhere, he returns to Lanzarote in 1966, and begins to implement his ideas and his early works. Among them, the grotto of Jameos del Agua, a natural auditorium and one of his most famous works.

His house in Tahiche, current headquarters of the César Manrique Foundation; the Mirador del Rio or the Cactus Garden are other works of his, often integrated with the natural environment. In fact, this premise for which he always fought was one of the key points that allowed for Lanzarote to be declared a Biosphere Reserve.

 Discovering Lanzarote through the eyes of Manrique is a good plan for a holiday. And BlueBay Hotels offers its hotels BlueBay Lanzarote*** (Costa Teguise) and BelleVue Aquarius*** (Puerto del Carmen) to complete a route that certainly will not leave anyone indifferent.


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