This small municipality combines all the most traditional elements of the island of Lanzarote. The artist César Manrique even dedicated a sculpture to the traditional peasants of the island, which extols the traditions of the area. Nature lovers can also enjoy hiking routes around the main volcanoes that surround the town.
Where is Mozaga?
Mozaga is a small town in the middle of the island which is divided between the two municipalities of Teguise and San Bartolome. This unique feature means that Mozaga is part of the unique landscape of La Geria, a truly special place thanks to the tireless work of the island’s locals who work the land and take care of the environment.
What to see in Mozaga
The inhabitants of Mozaga are dedicated to working their land, and this countryside tradition is clear to see here, especially in regard to vine growing. That is why we recommend visiting the following spots to discover the real spirit of the people of this charming town.
- Monumento al Campesino: This is the work of the local artist César Manrique. It is a homage from the famous sculptor to the men and women of the Lanzarote countryside. It is part of a set of tourist attractions across the island, and his impressive “Fecunidad” (Fertility) monument presides over the Tajaste crag.
In addition to seeing this wonderful work of art, you can also visit the Campesino House Museum. This is a space that hosts a courtyard which is full of items and tools related to Lanzarote’s traditional farming culture.
- Bodega tours: There are various bodegas to visit in the town of Mozaga itself, but the Bodega Montaña Clara is the most famous due to its history and it is very popular among German tourists and residents.
The best food in Mozaga
Mozaga is the perfect place to grab lunch before venturing off and exploring the island, or to have dinner at after a long day of visiting different sites. Its location in the middle of Lanzarote means that it is a stop off for plenty of people. Our recommendations offer typical Canary Island dishes such as papas arrugadas, puntillas de calamar, or fresh grilled fish, among other options. The Caserío de Mozaga and the Mozaga Teleclub are the perfect places to sample some of the local cuisine. At the Monumento al Campesino House Museum you can also find a restaurant offering up flavours from authentic Canary Island cuisine.
Shopping in Mozaga
If you want a memento from your visit to Mozaga, do not hesitate to visit the Campesino House Museum shop where you can find some charming souvenirs. There are also various minimarkets and petrol stations where you can buy any items that you may need.
Climate in Mozaga
The weather in Mozaga is usually hot over the summer but there can be some mist that comes down throughout the town. It is therefore quite a damp part of the island, meaning that the nights are often very cold. In winter the temperatures drop considerably, with lows of 10ºC and highs of 25ºC.
Local fiestas in Mozaga
The fiestas in honour of Santa Lucía are celebrated during the first two weeks of December. All types of events are held to bring together the inhabitants of Mozaga and visitors alike, with traditional games and folk festivals.
How to get to Mozaga
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Route of films set in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is not only one of the most attractive tourist destinations for its beaches and spectacular natural landscapes, but these qualities have also made it the scene of major film and television productions. Recently, series such as Foundation (Apple TV) or Welcome to Eden (Netflix) have chosen the island for the recording of their plots but, before, Lanzarote had already hosted other shootings of great impact. Do you want to discover the route of the films shot in Lanzarote?
What does Lanzarote offer in winter?
They say that the best time to visit Lanzarote are the months of April, May, June, September and October. Why? Because there are more hours of light so you can get to know the island better, because the climate is very pleasant and because the prices are cheaper as it is low season. But who says you can't visit Lanzarote in the cold months? There are many reasons for a trip at this time of year. Enjoy Lanzarote in winter!
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