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Record Visits to Lanzarote Tourist Centres

Lanzarote tourist centres closed the year of 2018 with a record of 29.6 million euros generated by 3 million visitors. This is an improvement of 9.7% over the previous year 2017. A spokesman for Lanzarote Council said “These figures are, in short, the result of putting the effort, responsibility and professionalism of all workers at the service of an entity that is the heritage and pride of all Lanzarote. Without them, it would be impossible to achieve the objectives set”

Casa Mayor Guerra Museum

Situated on an incline in San Bartolome is one of the most important houses in Lanzarote which dates back to the 18th century. It was originaly owned by an influential militar but today stands as a museum portraying the history of San Bartolome.

With a budget of almost 50,000 euros, San Bartolomé is making improvements to this historical landmark concentrating on the exterior and it is planned to create a sports ring, in the space where palm trees were planted, which have now mostly dried up.

The project signed by Daniel González, to be executed throughout 2019, includes three new recreational areas, as well as the planting of trees to offer shade and shelter from the wind.

Lanzarote Christmas Workshop

CACT Lanzarote has prepared in the Casa-Museo del Campesino a complete program of family workshops, musical performances, craft experiences and other activities to create a  memorable Christmas experience for all its visitors. Craft workshops will provide part of the creative entertainment to share with children. During the Christmas holidays workshops have been organised to create figurines for the nativity scene in clay, ornaments for the Christmas tree and delicious cakes and treats. There will also be a Christmas Market at the Casa-Museo del Campesino. Locally made items will be sold showing some of the techniques of traditional craftsmanship of the island such as dye with cochineal, the braid of the empleita, the traditional ceramics, the embroidery of rosettes or the elaboration of gofio, mojo, jams or delicious recipes with local products. To find out more please click here

Environmental Film Festival

From today until 17th of October the Fundación César Manrique will host in Lanzarote a selection of films from the 20th Canary Islands International Environmental Film Festival (FICMEC). In the Sala José Saramago (La Plazuela). In total four feature films and some shorter films will be screened.

Admission to the screenings is free which will take place in the mornings and evenings

5th Arrecife Live Festival

Its here again! Free music concerts in Arrecife celebrating the 5th Arrecife Live Festival. The concerts take place in the streets, squares, beach and the lagoon next to the marina. Its this time of year for the specific reason that the trade winds have come to an end and the temperatures in general are around 23 degrees celcius. Autumn is just the perfect time for these outdoor concerts. There are 18 national and international bands taking part on 4 different stages and 4 DJs to keep the party moving. The stages will be moved every Friday to different parts of the city. Dates are from 21/09 to 28/09 and 05/10 to 11/10.

Underwater Archeology On The Coast of Lanzarote

A company has been appointed to carry out different underwater archeology activities in order to find out more about Lanzarotes underwater archaeological heritage and the island of La Graciosa.The cost to carry out this project will be 380,000 euros concentrating in the areas of El Río and Caleta de Sebo, as well as Arrecife. The work will be carried out under water by specialists to diagnose the state of coservation and any risks prevailing. It is hoped that they will be able to extract archaeological material, which will be guarded by the Council and a possibility of finding a shipwreck during the works has not ruled out. The study ist to take place at the end of this year and be finished a year later.

Visual Music Festival Lanzarote

Tickets are now on sale for the Visual Music Festival of Lanzarote (FMVL). This will be the 15th edition and will include music, dance and audio vision pojections. The concerts which will open with a group, led by the Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch, and will be held from 6 to 20 October in Jameos del Agua, Cuava de los Verdes and The Almacen (Arrecife). The events have been put together especially for lovers of contemporary music and will give a unique experience inspired by the landscape of Lanzarote.The FMVL was created in 1989 by the artist Ildefonso Aguilar and brought to life by the cultural departmentt of Lanzarote council. For more information about these events you can visit the website by clicking here

Tourist Centres Sales Increase

Lanzarote compared with the other islands has plenty of tourist centres that are uniquely designed to give the visitor the maximum impact during their tour. These are all run by the council and although there has been a slight drop in visitors this year general sales have been more than 16.47 million euros which means that visitors are spending more whilst at the centres. In July alone there were 297,500 visitors who spent 2.78 million euros and August is expected to surpass this amount with approximately 300,000 visitors

Archaological Dig In Lanzarote

A Tibecena is a mytholgical creature which is said to have lived deep in the caves of the Canary Islands. A description suggests that they had long fur and a body simular to a dogs and red eyes. They were also known as Guacanchas. Caves are still referred to liars for these creatures. Historians and a team of archaologists will be resuming work in September in one of these sites in Lanzarote. They plan to start digging and expect to finish over 10 months. They have a busget of 288,900 euros to discover more about the history of the island. The project will also persue a research programme contributing to the evolution of how life has changed on the island today.

Vintage Style Celebration In La Geria

La Geria, the region that surround the volcanic national park of Timanfaya was in celebration yesterday. A display was organised for locals and tourists themed in a vintage style purposely paying tribute to the traditions of the area. La Geria has a specific identity in Lanzarote as it is the area where vines are grown to produce and export the local wines. Its here you find the islands bodegas. In co ordination with the harvest, displays were given of the wine making process including the transportation of the grapes on camels. In addition it was ended with a typical fiesta, procession and live music. No doubt there was plenty of wine!