• Volcano House
  • César Manrique Foundation. Tahíche

Every day (including holidays) from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The ticket counter closes at 5:30 PM
Evacuation begins at 5:50 PM
Fundación César Manrique is closed on 1 January

Taro de Tahíche – C/ Jorge Luis Borges, 16
35507 Tahíche. Lanzarote

  • Palm grove House
  • César Manrique House Museum. Haría

Every day (including holidays) from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
The ticket counter closes at 5:30 PM.
Evacuation begins at 5:50 PM
The Museum and Home is closed on 1 January

C/ Elvira Sánchez, 70
35520, Haría. Lanzarote


Standard price  – 10 euros
Children (7 – 12 years)  – 3 euros

Standard price  – 10 euros
Children (7 – 12 years)  – 3 euros

Standard price  – 17 euros
Children (7 – 12 years)  – 4 euros


The unique conditions of the building make it partially accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Volcano House.

César Manrique Foundation. Tahíche

César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a spectacular dwelling designed by César Manrique himself upon his return from New York City, when he decided to locate permanently at Lanzarote. This was his home for the 20 years running from 1968 to 1988, the longest he ever lived in a single place. It is sited in the midst of a lava coulee formed during the violent eruptions that rocked the island between 1730 and 1736. This 3 000 square metre building engages in constant dialogue with the natural surrounds on its 30 000-square metre lot and beyond: here, volcano and architecture blend in mutual respect.

The upper storey draws its inspiration from Lanzarote’s traditional architecture, enhanced with modern functional elements such as wide windows, large rooms and overhead lighting.

The lower storey is built around five natural volcanic bubbles interconnected by tunnels excavated in the lava. They constitute a surprisingly habitable setting and an exemplary intervention in a natural space. The swimming pool, the small ballroom, the oven, the barbeque… are also open to visitors, all surrounded by abundant plant life and the island’s ubiquitous basalt. The room located just before the exit is the painter’s former studio, today converted into an exhibition hall for paintings.

The landscaping around the house plays on the fascinating contrast between the inorganic black lava, volcanic ash and “socos” (low wind screens) on the one hand and fruit trees and other plants on the other.

Visitors to this house built in a sea of lava are guaranteed a unique experience.

Palm grove House.

César Manrique House Museum. Haría

The César Manrique House Museum is located in a handsome palm grove in the picturesque village of Haria, which still conserves many of Lanzarote’s traditions. In Haría, the artist found the quietude and harmony with nature that he had always pursued.

In early 1986, he began to build his new home, re-using and adapting a run-down farmhouse sited on farmland he had purchased in the nineteen seventies. Manrique revisited the language of traditional architecture with a modern vision governed by aesthetics and comfort. He lived here until his death in 1992. In 2013 the house was opened to the public as a home and museum. Visitors are afforded a view of the rooms and the studio where the painter worked and lived during the last few years of his life.

Two courtyards introduce the visitor to a surprising world of personal belongings, utensils, objects found by chance and handcrafted accessories that Manrique turned to an aesthetic purpose. This is a space characterised by noble materials and good taste. The exuberant indoor and outdoor plant life creates serene and inviting atmospheres. The studio is in a separate building where the artist painted daily, surrounded by oils, tables laden with drawings, easels and unfinished paintings. It has been conserved just as he left it when he died.

Visitors embark on a unique experience in the calm of a natural environment, a truly singular world that portrays Lanzarote’s great artist at his most personal.