Monument to the Peasant
Do you want to know the real Lanzarote? You can do so by visiting the Campesino House Museum and the Monumento al Campesino (Monument to the Peasant), where the local artist César Manrique wanted to depict the magnificent work of the local islanders to bring to life the Lanzarote landscape, despite having to withstand highly adverse conditions. Discover the island’s traditions and essences at this tourist attraction.
What to see at the Monumento al Campesino?
The Monumento al Campesino is beside the Campesino House Museum and takes visitors on a journey through the traditional architecture, agriculture, crafts, and cuisine of Lanzarote. The two following sites are well worth seeing on your visit:
Campesino House Museum
Based in an old farmhouse, the House Museum has items and collections which are steeped in the history of Lanzarote, with special attention paid to the tools used by those who worked on the land in very difficult conditions, and with very dry earth.
At this site there are also noteworthy crafts workshops held where you can learn to knit or mould clay, among other activities.
Monumento al Campesino or a la Fecundidad
The Monumento al Campesino, also known as the Monumento a la Fecundidad, is a homage by César Manrique to all those farmers and workers whose efforts helped to build Lanzarote.
It is an avant-garde piece of work, created with water tanks from old fishing boats, and is a real surprise for those tourists who come to see it.
Rates and opening times of the Monumento al Campesino
The House Museum and the Monumento al Campesino are free to visit and are open from 10:00 – 18:00 every day. This makes it a very convenient place to visit as there are no costs involved nor reduced opening hours. Are you going to miss your chance?
Eating at the Monumento al Campesino
If you are going to visit the Monumento al Campesino, we recommend eating at its restaurant. There you can treat your tastebuds to some typical delights from Lanzarote, such as stew, local potatoes, and delicious desserts that you can only find on this incredible island. Finish your visit off with a great meal before going on to continue to discover the wonders of Lanzarote and the Canary Islands.
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What to see in Lanzarote in a week?
Lanzarote is one of those places where you will feel that you lack time to discover everything that the beautiful island hides: volcanic stone, dream beaches, picturesque villages, natural spaces... everything will seem to be a place to remember.
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