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.
The former home and now museum of the artist himself, is built on a lava flow eruptions that occurred on the island between 1730 and 1736. His style is inspired by traditional island architecture. The house has some fascinating style rooms formed from subterranean volcanic chambers built in a series of underground rooms located inside volcanic bubbles, and an open-air swimming pool. The architecture and design incorporates all aspects of his artistic vision and beliefs.
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.
In Lanzarote it is almost mandatory to visit this home/ museum of this most famous son of Lanzarote.
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