Masdache

Masdache is a small agricultural town with around 330 inhabitants belonging to the municipality of Tías. This town is situated on a layer of lava from the Timanfaya volcanic eruptions between 1730-1736. Masdache is famous for its famous bodegas and for its wine, which goes by the same name.

Where is Masdache?

Masdache is in the La Geria region, known as being the island’s most important wine area. 13 kilometres southeast we can find the town of Yaiza and 12 kilometres to the northeast we can find Teguise.

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What to see in Masdache

Masdache is famous all over the island for its wine museum, run by Bodegas El Grifo. We would recommend you visit and try one of the island’s delicious wines.

  • Bodegas El Grifo are the oldest bodegas in the Canary Islands. They were built just after a volcanic eruption, around 1775. The bodegas have 50 hectares of vines planted in the volcanic soils.
    The bodegas are still in operation and produce high quality wines (some of the best in Lanzarote).
  • Wine Museum, this was built into the old bodegas of El Grifo, and here you can walk around and learn about its history and production. At this museum dedicated to wine lovers, you can see the old presses, bottling machines, and the tools that used to be used. It is also home to a library with over 3,000 volumes on wines, some dating back to the 16th Century. Don’t forget, it has free entry.

Other places of interest

The roads in this part of the island take you through scenic volcanic landscapes which are a real attraction for photographers. If you have time you can visit La Jeria or Timanfaya by car and enjoy the wonderful views.

Other nearby places to Masdache which are worth a visit are:

  • Timanfaya National Park
  • A walk up the Cuervo Volcano.

Accommodation

The municipality of Tías has some beautiful places to stay at for you to enjoy an memorable holiday. Some of the places we would recommend near to Masdache are: Finca el Rincón, Casa Amaia II and Lanzarote Volcánica- La Cabaña.

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The best food in Masdache

In addition to Masdache’s fantastic wines, you can also spoil yourself with some of the area’s great food. The best and closest restaurants to the town are: Restaurant La Barrraca, La Ermita Tapas Bar and La Cabaña.

Shopping in Masdache

Masdache is very small, so if you are looking to shop there are only local products available, such as wine.

Nevertheless, due to its central location, Masdache is relatively close to two larger towns on Lanzarote, Teguise and Arrecife, where you can find shops and shopping centres.

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Climate in Masdache

Masdache’s climate is noted for being dry. It has very pleasant temperatures with very little rainfall throughout the year. The warmest month is August with an average high of 23°C while the coldest month is February with a low of 18°C. As you can see, there is not much variation in the temperatures.

The best time to visit Masdache is from May to December.

Local fiestas in Masdache

In terms of the town’s fiestas, the La Magdalena fiestas are celebrated during the month of July. Music and revelry fill the town for a few days in contrast to the relative tranquillity there for the rest of the year. Another very notable cultural event that is celebrated in the town is the homage to the Labrador de Masdache.

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