The Canarian population has developed its own personality that has defined that peculiar and joyful way of doing things. And this way of being has characterized its architecture, something that we can verify by discovering the endless number of traditional rural farmhouses, historic city centers and small towns with white houses, which make up an excellent example of Canarian identity.
Today at Vuela Viajes we move to Lanzarote to discover five charming places. These are ideal places to explore on foot, with emblematic buildings of great cultural interest, and with a gastronomy that is worth discovering. Would you like to join us? If you plan to travel to what is said to be the most volcanic island in the Canary Islands, the information that we give you below will be of great help.
First of all, we want to talk about El Golfo, a fishing village located in the west of Lanzarote, within the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. In fact, this place is surrounded by spectacular lavas that, apparently, come from the eruptions of 1730-1736. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, you will discover that it is a charming enclave with Lanzarote-style fishing houses, with flat roofs and whitewashed walls. In addition, the image of the boats standing on the black sand beach is beautiful.
In El Golfo you will not only find an offer of charming accommodation, but you can also try its exquisite cuisine based on fresh local fish. In addition, it is close to natural places such as the Timanfaya National Park or the Los Clicos pool.
Another charming place in Lanzarote is Yaiza, a town located in the extreme south of the island. This corner has been awarded with different beautification awards over the years. Its white houses stand out, which contrast with the ocher and black of the volcanic landscape, the result of the eruptions of the 18th century. In addition, this beautiful place maintains the traditional flavor in its houses and streets.
Beyond its typical houses with flat and slightly sloping roofs to take advantage of the rains , which are rare in the area, in the town you will find historical monuments such as the Benito Pérez de Armas House of Culture or the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.
Caleta de Sebo
We must also talk about Caleta de Sebo, one of the most peculiar corners of the Canary Islands. It is the “ capital ” of La Graciosa, the only inhabited island in the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, which is located northwest of Lanzarote. You can get to this place in 20 minutes from the town of Órzola, from where boats leave daily. It is a sanctuary of peace with white houses and streets of blond sand where you can walk barefoot.
Very close to Caleta de Sebo you will discover the beach of La Francesa and a little further that of La Cocina, two beaches that are worth it.
Haría could not be missing from this list, a charming town located in the north of the island, in a place known as the “valley of a thousand palms”. It is an oasis located in the middle of the pure geology of the island, in the shadow of the mysterious Corona volcano.
In this agricultural town you can enjoy many pleasant experiences . For example, we recommend a visit to the House Museum of César Manrique, a famous artist. It is also worth discovering the León y Castillo square and the town center, which is made up of the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación.
Villa of Teguise
Finally, we want to talk about the town of Teguise, which was one of the first towns founded in the Canary Islands. In fact, it was the capital of Lanzarote until 1847. Located in the northeast of the island, it preserves a remarkable group of buildings of great historical-artistic value: the castle of Santa Bárbara, the Spínola Palace, the old church of Guadalupe, the convent of San Francisco…
On the other hand, you should know that this place has interesting museums , such as the Casa Perdomo, the Casa del Marqués de Herrera y Rojas or the Casa del Timple.
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