Museum And Art Galleries in Teguise

September 12, 2012 | By More

The Fundación César Manrique in Tahiche

Taro De Tahiche

The César Manrique Foundation (GCF) was established in 1983. It was only in 1990 however that the foundation became functional. The house in which Cesar Manrique lived started being converted into a museum. The modifications of old statutes and paperwork enabled the re-modeling of the house of the artist which carries the name Tahiche Taro. The museum houses an exhibition of his paintings and sculptures.

Built into the volcanic landscape and incorporating all aspects of his artistic vision and beliefs, the house has some fascinating style rooms formed from subterranean volcanic chambers, and an open-air swimming pool.

Her majesty Queen Sofia of Spain chairs the Honorary board of the foundation. The board also appointed a working president of the school and the museum. The president in turn appoints an executive committee to oversee all activities of the foundation.

The tradition is that the Minister of Culture of the local administration is the working president of the board.

The ticket price is 8 euros

Children under 12 entry is free

Hours: Winter (1 Nov – 30 June): Mon – Sat incl. holidays 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Sunday 10:00 to 15:00 hours.

Summer (1 July – 31 Oct): All days incl. holidays 10:00 to 19:00 hours

Address:Taro de Tahíche, s/n

Phone:928 843138


Galería de Arte Convento de Santo Domingo


The Art Gallery convent of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Convent of the Order which was founded in 1698 by Captain Rodríguez Carrasco, a resident of Teguise.

Today is a Contemporary Art Gallery where works of internationally important artists are on display. The museum also gets works of international artists on loan from other museums.

Their opening hours are from 10 to 15, from Sunday – Friday, Saturdays they are closed.

Address: C/ Guadalupe, 18, Teguise



Galería de Arte Sur

The art gallery has large collection of contemporary art related objects. It features original artwork of several artists, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, etc.

The catalog of the museum is quite diverse containing different styles of figurative art, abstract art, etc.

The museum also sells some of the works on new artists on an online basis.

Address: Plaza Clavijo y Fajardo, 2, Teguise


Museo Agrícola El Patio


This museum is dedicated to the farmers, and peasants who raised cattle. It has a collection of over 150 years of  tools, and instruments used by men of those time. The architecture of its buildings is perfectly integrated into the landscape, with orchards,  gardens, mills and warehouses. The museum has a Audio visual show which will transport you to that period when the people worked and lived connected with the land and the animals of the land.

Set in the estate and small manor house surrounded by barns, the Museo Agricola el Patio was once the hub of a busy farm which employed more than 40 people.

Museum attendants wear traditional costume and show visitors farming techniques of the last century, from winnowing corn on the flat roofs, to grinding gofio using a donkey powered mill. Wine tastings of the Malvasia grapes grown all around the museum take place on a daily basis.

Inside the museum you will find farm animals such as camels, goats, chickens, etc Further  fruits, cereal, tomatoes, processed and bottled wine from Lanzarote. The museum has a small restaurant too serving delicious dishes including goat cheese, with mojo (typical Canary islands sauce which is a little spicy) & other local dishes that can be enjoyed together with the local wine.

Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00-17:30 Sat : 10:00-14:30

Address:Echeyde 18, Tiagua, Teguise

Phone: 928529134


Museo de Arte Sacro


The church of Our Lady of Miraflores is also popularly known as the church of San Francisco. This museum was originally a church. It was built between 1588 and 1598 but was destroyed during the great invasion of 1618.

Rebuilt, has worked as Sacred Art Museum in recent years, following repairs and it re-opened its doors for the public. The main pillar is made of a single piece of volcanic rock. The museum also houses a statue of St. Francisco possibly of Genoese origin.

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 to 15:00 ; Sat & Sun 9:30 to 14:00 Tuesday closed.

Address:Convento de San Francisco – San Francisco, s/n, Teguise


Museo Lagomar

Watch this Youtube Video on Museo de Lagomar

Briefly owned by actor Omar Sharif (after he fell in love with it whilst filming the 1972 Spanish version of Jules Verne’s “The Mysterious Island”)

Museum Of Lagomar 2

The Museum has magical gardens, tunnels and caves leading to the lake and once the home to the legendary Omar Sharif. This center of culture and tourism of Lanzarote. The museum has a good up market restaurant. Two luxury rooms are also available for renting. The complex also has a swimming pool. This museum adds to the artist and his legend and the evolution that this site has become what it is today. A centre where Art and culture meet. The complex has a lovely restaurant, and a bar and this fascinating landscape, which will transport you to the age of the tales of 1001 Arabian nights.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to19.00 hours

Address:C/ Los Loros, 2 – 35539 – Nazaret – Teguise

Phone:928 940 064


Palacio del Marqués Herrera y Rojas

Only a section of the Palace is open to public. You can see basically the patio. There is a restaurant which offers local cuisine and on some days offers exquisite traditional dishes accompanied by a rich wine.

Address:José Betancort, s/n, Teguise


Piracy Museum (Also called Museo de Emigracion)


The Castillo (castle) de Santa Barbara is the most important historical monument of the town of Teguise. It was built by Sancho de Herrera in the sixteenth century as a watch tower on top of the hill top. The history of this building is marked by successive invasions by pirates. In 1588 renowned architect Leonardo Torriani reinforced the strength and structure to protect the inhabitants from the menace of pirates.

Now converted to a piracy museum. Visitors will find an interesting historical content, explaining the role of piracy and their attacks on the Canary Islands over four centuries. This museum  set in Santa Barbara castle has photographs, letters, and an extensive collection of models of ships which used to ply between the Canary Islands, Latin America and mainland Spain in old times. It also vividly depicts the plight of many islanders who were forced by hardship and natural disaster to emigrate in quest of a better life and a respite from the pirates.

At the museum you can see the weapons being used at that time, flags, a replica of the center of Teguise as it was formerly. In chronological order the various pirate attacks are listed. The clothes and armor they wore at the time are also on display.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 15:30, Sundays 10:30 to 14:30

Address:Castillo de Santa Bárbara – Montaña de Guanapay, s/n – Villa de Teguise, Teguise.


Timple Museum – Palacio Spinola


Casa Museo del Timple

Formerly it was the residence of the Governor of Lanzarote. The palace was built by D. Feo Jose Peraza between 1730 and 1780. The Palacio Spinola is one of the best examples of noble architecture at the island.

In 1974 this grand palace was restored with the intention of bringing back its splendor and its decoration was undertaken under the supervision of the local artist César Manrique.

The museum presents a large collection of musical instruments specially the small guitar (timple) from different countries of the world. One can see guitars from across the globe with different dimensions of this compact guitar.

Visitors can also see and gain knowledge of the folklore of Teguise, Lanzarote. On display is the way the locals construct the timple. An audio visual presentation will explain every step in detail.


Hours:   Monday to Friday 9:00 TO 16:00. Sundays from 9:30 : 15:00. Saturdays closed

Address:Plaza de la Constitucion S / N, Teguise

Phone:  928 845 181


Category: MUSEUMS, ARTS, CULTURE, Teguise (Costa Teguise)

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