Teguise, another kind of town in Lanzarote (1/2)

October 31, 2018
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If you have decided to travel to Lanzarote, in addition to your holiday home in Lanzarote, you should enjoy Teguise, a town in Lanzarote known as "La Villa".

The town of Teguise was the capital of Lanzarote from the 15th century to the nineteenth century and is nowadays the most extensive municipality on the island. For a large majority  we are in front of the most beautiful town of the island, so this is a must during your holidays in Lanzarote.

Fortunately, Teguise preserves its original architecture of white houses and cobbled streets that give the village a very special charm that can not be valued in its right measure until you walk through its streets, especially those of the historic center.


What to see in Teguise

Although the whole village is a beautiful place, we will try to focus on the essential visits that you should not miss from La Villa in Lanzarote.


The Castle of Santa Barbara

It is a fortress built in the 15th century, on top of the volcano Guanapay. This fortress has been declared Asset of Cultural Interest. Today it houses the Museum of Piracy which, as its name suggests, tells the story of piracy in the Canary Islands. In addition, thanks to its high location, we can enjoy beautiful views of the town.


The Church of Guadalupe

Or to put it more exactly: Mother Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This temple, which dates back to the 15th century, is located in the heart of the historic centre. Later, in the eighteenth century, it was extended to three naves and, in 1914, an additional prism was added to the tower becoming the highest architectural element and religious pinnacle of Teguise.


The Spinola Palace

Manor House of the eighteenth century which currently houses the Museum of Timple. Although the museum is concerned with preserving and disseminating traditional Canarian culture, its fundamental work is concentrated in the timple-string musical instrument struck with five strings, typical of the Canary Islands.


The César Manrique Foundation

In charge of preserving and disseminating the work of the painter, sculptor, architect,... In a word: The artist, César Manrique, whose influence can be seen in many works throughout the island.


In the second part of the article we will explain even more reasons why Teguise is the town which is preferred by most people who decide to travel to Lanzarote.


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