César Manrique

If there is one man who has determined the appearance of Lanzarote, this is undoubtedly Cesar Manrique. He was a cultural centipede: painter, sculptor, designer, architect, planning consultant. He ensured that the growth of Lanzarote as an organized tourist attraction was realized in an orderly way, according to strict rules, so that the authentic nature of the island wasn't lost. Strict building codes were imposed :

For the safety of trafic, he made sure that the speed was limited by introducing lots of roundabouts on the roads. It is an irony of fate that Manrique in 1992 was killed in a road accident, at 100 meters from his home in Tahiche.

In addition, he ensured that the natural resources of the country were opened to a growing number of tourists, but without damaging the landscape. The list below not only includes structures in Lanzarote. Some of his works of art can also be found in the other Canary Islands.

Manrique als schilder   Manrique als designer

Manrique - Campesino   Manrique als designer

Most important works of art by César Manrique

1968 - Jameos del Agua
Haria, Lanzarote

1968 - Taro de Tahiche
Teguise, Lanzarote

1969 - Casa del Campesino
San Bartolomé, Lanzarote

1970 - Restaurante el Diablo
Parque National de Timanfaya, Lanzarote

1971 - Complejo Costa Martianez
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

1973 - Mirador del Rio
Haria, Lanzarote

1974 - Castillo San José
Arrecife, Lanzarote

1982 - Mirador de la Pena
Valverde, El Hierro

1990 - Jardin de Cactus
Teguise, Lanzarote

1991 - Mirador del Palmarejo
Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera

1992 - Playa Jardin
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife