Jameos del Agua
Jameos del Agua is a place on earth where nature and mankind decided to come together. It was César Manrique who knew how to envision and transform what used to be debris of a volcanic tube with lava flowing from Volcán de la Corona, on the north of the island, into a unique place in the world. It was his privileged mind and hands full of life, the ones that gave shape to the rough black basalt, a place where peace and quiet, harmony and beauty prevail.
White, blue, green and black, those are the colours Manrique gave to his island. Those colours get mixed up along a path of outstanding and extraordinary beauty, encouraging the imagination and dreams. On every corner, from a fresh entrance covered by large green ferns where small birds sing, to an original Auditorium, unique in the world due to its geological and acoustic features, in Jameos del Agua, every detail is a constant suggestion to reflect on, look inwards and day dream. Blind crags (Munidopsis Polimorpha), an endemic local species, always moved by low and high tides. The pristine water pool, and the never-ending Atlántida tunnel that goes deep into the Atlantic, help visitors enjoy a personal experience difficult to forget.
Jameos del Agua is the first Art, Culture and Tourism Centre ever to be created by César Manrique, and for many, it is also a reflection of his aesthetic ideals: harmony between nature and art.
Opening Hours: from 10:00 to 18:30 h.
Special opening hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:00 to 00:30 (open on Wednesdays at the same time during the summer)
Recommended opening hours: 10:00 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.
It is advisable to visit during the recommended opening hours in order to avoid waiting in line, especially during high season, from 1 July to 30 September and at Easter.
Adults: 9.00 euros
Children: 4.50 euros (7-12 years of age)
Adult Canarian Residents: 7.20 euros
Children Canarian Residents: 3.60 euros
Residents in Lanzarote: 2.00 euros
We recommend purchasing one of the 3, 4 or 6-centre tickets available, saving up to €11. In doing so, you will be able to organise your trip more comfortably and enjoy the work of artist César Manrique from different perspectives. If you have already visited Montañas del Fuego at the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya and you wish to do a tour around the north of the island, we recommend purchasing the 3-centre ticket: Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, and you may choose between Mirador del Río and Jardín de Cactus..
1 hour and a half.
Work of artist César Manrique. Find out all the places of interest.
Free parking for cars and bicycles available.
Restaurant located in a volcanic cave.
The Snack Bar Galería has the best panoramic sea views of the centre, surrounded by vegetation, and a sunny terrace.
Bar 3 overlooks the crab lake.
There is a gift shop at the end of the tour.
The only Auditorium in the world inside a volcanic cave, with capacity for 550 people.
Free Wi fi at the Centre.
The Art, Culture and Tourism Centres are in the process of removing architectural barriers and adapting access to physically disabled visitors. At present, this Centre is not suitable for visitors with reduced mobility
It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes, as the floor inside the centre consists mainly of volcanic rock. Wear a hat in the summer, as well as sunscreen and sunglasses when outside.
Free access for children under 7.
There are comfortable high chairs available for children at the restaurant.
There is no access for pushchairs. Baby carriers are recommended.
There are baby changing facilities in the toilets.
Pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs
Jameos del Agua has beautiful paths that unveil during your free visit, go where you wish and take pictures to remember the centre by.
International cuisine with high quality local products.
We recommend our fresh fruit juices and delicious tapas at the Snack-Bar Galería.
Menus for vegetarians and celiacs available.
Children’s menu available.
Cafeteria/Bar: 10:00 to 18:30 h.
Restaurante: 12:00 to 16:00 h (everyday) and 19:00 to 23:00 (Tuesdays and Saturdays).
Cocktail Bar: 19:00 to 00:30 (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
Popular craftwork and a wide range of products on offer
Auditorium and concert area at the restaurant.
There are live concerts at Jameos del Agua (by the lake) every Tuesday and Saturday from 22:30, for approximately 45 minutes, as well as a Dj session until 00:30. For further information regarding the programme, access the event calendar
Tuesdays and Saturdays, live music: 22:30 to 23:15
Tuesdays and Saturdays, Dj session: 19:00 to 22:30 and 23:15 to 00:30
On Wednesdays, during high season, check our event calendar
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Get to know our history
+ 50 years sharing César Manrique’s creation
For the people, but with a corporate philosophy, the Tourism Centres are the economic engine of the island, focusing their profits greatly on Social Work on the island.
Protection of natural values
Protection of natural valuesArtist from Lanzarote, César Manrique was its main creator,wisely making art and nature bond. The Centres have become a modern version of the traditional intervention of local people on their natural surroundings, which sets deep in the roots of the local population. Currently, the CACT are a tourist product that smoothly meets the existing demands, respecting the essence and philosophy they were intended for.
He displayed a range of art forms (paint, sculpture, urban-planning and public art, among others) with an underlying willingness to integrate his natural surroundings. An all-encompassing syncretism (total art, in his words) plain to see in his public space designs. Making an effort to find harmony, not only showing his passion for beauty, but also for life.
Being aware of the uniqueness of the island’s landscape, he started to promote an ambitious creative project that consisted of the intervention with nature, aiming to preserve and protect the environment, and linking it to a new economy for Lanzarote related to the tourism industry.
Quickly, and backed by an enthusiastic team of collaborators on his side, they started to obtain their first results: Jameos del Agua (1966), Monumento al Campesino (1968), El Diablo Restaurant (1970), Mirador del Río (1973), Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, MIAC (1976) and Jardín de Cactus (1990).