Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, days II & III

by | Oct 6, 2013 | Art, International Travel

On our second day on Lanzarote we headed along the west coast to El Golfo. First we stopped in town to find an ATM…

church in Playa Blanca

then continued along the side highway LZ-701 through the barren landscape…

Lanzarote landscape

Along the way we stopped for photos of the famous salt works, Salinas de Janubio.

salt flats

Salinas de Janubio

On the far side we stopped at a massive, and nearly empty, beach. Leandra braved the sand in her boot to look for interesting rocks and shells.

Salinas de Janubio

beachy

E + L Salinas de Janubio

The next stop was the dramatic and colorful coastline at Los Hervideros.

Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros

Just a few miles further we stopped near Montaña Bermeja for photos of the red hillside against the blue sky and dark grey ground.

red volcano

The beach was just across the street, and full of olivine. Also known as peridot, Leandra loves this semi-precious stone since it is her birthstone.

olivine

We continued up the coast into El Golfo, where we drove to the end of the town and found a parking spot to take a break from the car and get a bite to eat at Casa Luis. Leandra managed to order us two glasses of seco and a plate of pimientos de padrón in respectable Spanish.

El Golfo

clothesline in El Golfo
street side in El Golfo

on the road again...

For day three we decided to head along the east coast, taking in Fundación César Manrique first.

Cesar Manrique statue

Museo Al Campesino local flora

The monument is a commemoration of the island farmers, and the Museo Al Campesino has a few exhibits on island agriculture. It was very sleepy while we were there, but I imagine it can be busy when tour buses stop.

Museo Al Campesino
Museo Al Campesino

From there we braved the traffic in Arrecife to see the Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, beautifully situated on the harbor.

Arrecife harbor

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Castiillo de San José
the museum used to be a fort

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Castiillo de San José Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Castiillo de San José
artwork inside and out

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