Lanzarote has several museums and art galleries, perfect for finding out more about the island’s culture


Museo Arqueológico y Etnográfico Castillo de San Gabriel

The castle of San Gabriel, site of this museum housing Lanzarote archeological and ethnographic artefacts, was built in the 16th century to defend the island from Barbary pirates, and is joined to the city by a drawbridge known as the Bolas bridge.
☎: +34 928 80 28 84
Opening Times:
Tuesday-Friday 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00
Saturday 10.00-13.00

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

In 1976, the 18th century castle of San José was made ready to house this museum, which exhibits works by important contemporary painters and sculptors.
Castillo de San José
Puerto Naos, s/n
☎: +34 928 81 23 21
Opening Times:
Monday-Sunday 11.00-21.00

Castillo de San Jose


Casa Museo del Campesino

Reproduction of a typical country cottage, showing the rooms and outbuildings and the characteristic domestic utensils and farming equipment used in rural life. It also has workshops and exhibition rooms showing handicrafts and popular ceramics.
Ctra. de San Bartolomé-Mozaga, s/n
☎: +34 928 52 01 36
Opening Times:
Monday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

Museo Etnográfico Tanit

The Museum is home to a complete sample of the ethnographic heritage of Lanzarote, a visit show you the history of the island’s inhabitants and their folklore and traditions in depth.
Avenida Constitucion No1
☎: +34 928 52 23 34
Opening Times:
Monday-Saturday 10.00-14.00


Fundación César Manrique

The house of the Lanzarote artist César Manrique was made a foundation in 1982. The incredible beauty and originality of this building, which Manrique built on a lava outcropping formed by the eruptions that laid waste to the island in the 17th century, are valuable in themselves.
The museums exhibits include the Foundation’s collection of contemporary art, an exhibition of Canary Islands art and three rooms dedicated to the work of the artist himself.
Taco de Tahíche, s/n
☎: +34 928 84 30 70
Opening Hours:
1 July-31 October:
Monday-Sunday 10.00-19.00

1 November-30 June:
Monday-Saturday 10.00-18.00
Sunday 10.00-15.00

Museo Etnográfico del Emigrante

This museum was created in homage to all the Canary Islanders who had to leave the islands. It exhibits documents, model ships and objects connected with emigration.
Volcán de Guanapay, s/n
☎: +34 928 84 50 01
Opening Times:
Monday-Friday 10.00-16.30
Saturday and Sunday 9.00-15.30

Museo Agrícola El Patio (Tiagua)

Regarded as one of the Canary Islands most complete ethnographic museums, it displays a large collection of tools, murals representing rural life and ceramics.
Echeyde, 18
☎: +34 928 52 91 34
Opening Times:
Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-14.30


Casa-Museo César Manrique

The Casa-Museo César Manrique (César Manrique House Museum) is located in the north of the island, in the midst of a picturesque palm grove in Haria. The artist started renovating this former farmhouse in 1986, making it his home until his death in 1992. A visit offers an encounter with the most intimate aspects of the artist’s life.
Calle Elvira Sanchez 30
☎: +34 928 84 31 38
Daily 10.30-18.00

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