After introducing Cesar Manrique and his work in my final weblog publish, I’ll discuss one other lovely place he designed in Lanzarote, Los Jameos del Agua. Rita Heyworth referred to as Los Jameos del Agua, “the eighth wonder of the world”.
About Los Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote
When Montaña La Corona, certainly one of Lanzarote’s many volcanos erupted, it shaped a 6km lava move into the Atlantic. As the lava hardened on the skin, the incandescent river continued to move beneath the floor, making a lava tube. Cueva de Los Verdes and Los Jameos del Agua are a part of this cave system that goes deeper into the ocean, referred to as the Tunnel of Atlantis.
“Jameos” means components of a cave or lava tube with a collapsed roof. Cesar Manrique, essentially the most well-known and unique artist native to Lanzarote, designed and set-up the caves into the vacationer attraction they’re at this time.
How to get there – shifting round in Lanzarote
Los Jameos del Agua is on the North-Eastern coast of Lanzarote. However, Lanzarote is a small island and the drive there’ll take you 1 hour at most, relying on the place you’re coming from. The entry is thru LZ1 and parking is offered near the doorway.
A Visit to Los Jameos del Agua – Lanzarote
Cesar Manrique used the identical idea as he did in his home and studio, now the headquarters of the Cesar Manrique Foundation. He created distinctive designs, inviting nature into the areas he created. The black lava was the right background to create a distinction with the white and turquoise that turned his signature colour scheme.
The Crab Logo
He additionally created symbols for every of the points of interest he designed. For Los Jameos del Agua, he used the picture of a blind crab that lives within the saltwater of the cave. The statue of an enormous crab (that in all equity appears to be like extra like lobster) will welcome you within the parking space. Then, you’ll discover the identical emblem in numerous particulars all through the positioning.
To begin your go to to Los Jameos del Agua, you’ll first descent to “Jameo Chico”, the primary cave of the positioning. This is a small restaurant the place you possibly can have lunch or simply espresso and a cake in a singular setting.
A couple of steps down from the restaurant and into the lava tube, you’ll cross the salt lake. This is the house of the white crabs that turned the image of the place. You can sit by a really clear lake and spot them in the dead of night. Just don’t throw something, significantly cash into the water as they’re very delicate.
Further on, after you cross the lake, you’ll find your self within the “Jameo Grande” space. This is a big opening within the lava tube and one of the vital placing (and well-known) photographs of Lanzarote. A really inviting swimming pool catches the attention as you step into Jameo Grande. However, you aren’t allowed to swim on this pool, however you might be welcome to remain on this space so long as you need and benefit from the views. The turquoise pool is surrounded by tropical crops and palm timber. I assure you’ll take tons of pictures right here!
On the opposite finish of the pool, you’ll find the auditorium. If you might be very fortunate, you possibly can come on a Friday evening and revel in stay music right here. This is the one auditorium on the earth constructed inside a lava cave.
Casa de Los Volcanes
Back to the road stage, you’re going to get to Casa de Los Volcanes, a museum devoted to volcanoes, significantly those of the Canary Islands.
All in all, Los Jameos del Agua is a singular place that makes this pure formation accessible. It was additionally the primary public challenge that Cesar Manrique created in Lanzarote and it displays his imaginative and prescient of artwork, design, and nature.
You can go to Los Jameos del Agua any day from 10:00 AM to five:00 PM. It’s finest to keep away from the midday hours when it will get crowded. Every Friday evening, additionally it is open from 7:00 PM to midnight.
A full ticket prices 10€ however for those who plan to go to extra CACT (Art, Culture and Tourism Centres) websites on Lanzarote, it’s extra handy to purchase one of many mixed tickets.
Where to remain in Lanzarote
An excellent choice to remain by the ocean in Lanzarote is Oasis Lanz Beach Mate in Costa Teguise.
Some of the above could also be affiliate hyperlinks. This implies that for those who click on on a hyperlink and make a purchase order, I earn a small fee at no further price to you. However, I solely advocate firms, actions, or merchandise that I take advantage of myself. Thank you in your help in retaining my weblog stay!
Have you been to Lanzarote? Tell me all about it within the feedback beneath.