César Manrique was a an artist, sculptor and architect from Lanzarote. You should really remember his name because he designed most of the things you will see on Lanzarote. I’m not kidding, he had influence on most of the things which are must-see in Lanzarote.
Examples of work of César Manrique
- Jameos de Agua — underground cave which contains a lake and a concert hall.
- Mirador del Río — spectacular viewpoint with a café inside
- Jardín de Cactus — cactus garden with cacti from the Canary Islands and all the world.
- Timanfaya National Park — you would think there is nothing an artist can improve in volcanic national park, but César Manrique designed the “devil” logo and the Restaurant El Diablo where they cook on the volcanic heat
- Monumento al Campesino — Manrique’s tribute to islands peasants who cultivated the volcanic land of Lanzarote in the past.
SEAT Ibiza and César Manrique
If you thought that César Manrique was only an architect, you are wrong. Apart from designing the buildings, he painted a SEAT Ibiza car for Barcelona Car Show in 1987. It is displayed in front of César Manrique Museum in Haría.