History of Lanzarote

statue dei guanches

The exsistence of Lanzarote was knowed already in the Roman age, but the island didn't have contact with the rest of the world until 1300, when the genoese navigator Lanzarotto Malocello arrived and found a population that was living isolated from the world. The inhabitant were coming from the african coast of the mediterranean.

Malocello lived in Lanzarote for 20 years.

In 1402 the Norman Jean de Béthencourt, conquered the island for the Castilla's Crown.

In 1500, for the continuous incurisons of the pirates from Maghreb that raided the island more than one time, its inhabitant were obliged to leave the coasts and find refuge in the interior of the island.

In 1730, after a period of various earthquakes started a long sequence of volcanic eruptions, in the area of the National Park of Timanfaya, that modified forever the landscape, covering of lava 11 villages in a area of 30 square kilometres and letting appear the actual Mountains of Fire.

The last eruption hit the island in 1824 for the eruption of the volcano Tinguaton, but it was nothing compared to the one of the previous century. Meanwhile Arrecife, became more important thanks to its port and the commercial exchanges, in 1852 became the capial of the island tha before was Teguise.

The actual volcanoes of Lanzarote are all inactives except to the one that are located in the National Park of Timanfaya.

Lanzarote knowed its most important artistical period in the XX century thanks to the works of Cesar Manrique, poliedrical artist, painter, sculptor, architect, ecologist and preserver of the artistic heritage.

Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros è una parte di costa accidentata dove la lava creò delle forme particolari. Attraverso un percorso con dei buchi si possono vedere le grotte formate dalle scogliere vulcaniche. Il paesaggio lascia stupiti per il contrasto del mare da una parte e della lava nera dall'altra.

Indirizzo: Carretera Las Brenas-El Golfo, Lanzarote.

Tempo di visita ideale: 30 minuti

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