Montañas del Fuego – Timanfaya

Las Montañas del Fuego are like a walk on the Moon on earth. They originated after the violent volcanic eruptions in the south of Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736 resulting in the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. Las Montañas del Fuego have a deserted beauty, and a range of ochre shades that astound visitors. They seem small compared to one of Manrique’s powerful and fresh pieces of art, which combines, yet again, art, nature and humankind living in harmony. From deep down on earth, Islote de Hilario stands out, surrounded by a 200-square-kilometre sea of lava where 25 dormant craters lay. There, Manrique let his restless mind loose, and with his genius he came up with the idea of El Diablo restaurant bringing that place to life. That work of art, was the result of a extraordinary combination of humankind and nature, without a doubt, one of the most impressive pieces in the world. The furnace in El Diablo uses the natural heat of the earth to cook unique dishes right under our feet, ten metres deep, at almost 300 degrees. Extreme heat that comes out to the surface and creates unforgettable moments for visitors. The natural and artistic landscape of Las Montañas del Fuego allows tourists to visit the Ruta de los Volcanes on special vehicles in order for the experience of seeing such wonders of nature, in this moon-like landscape, unique.

Opening hours: 9:00-17:45. Last visit to Ruta de los Volcanes: 17:00. Summer opening hours (15 July to  15 September): 9:00-18:45. Recommended opening hours: This is a highly visited National Park during high season -15 July to 15 September and Easter-. It is advisable to visit us from 9:00 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 17:45, in order to avoid waiting in line.

Free car and bicycle parking facilities available, follow the instructions of the parking personnel. Cafeteria. El Diablo Restaurant. Gift Shop. Tour bus (included in the ticket price). Free Wi-fi in the Centre.

Valid Fee from 1st May 2017

Adult: 10,00 euros – 20% off from 15:00 h.

Children: 5,00 euros (7 – 12) – 20% off from 15:00 h.

Canarian Adult Resident: 8,00 euros

Canarian Child Resident: 4,00 euros

Residents in Lanzarote: 2.00 euros

*Due to difficulties when connecting to the internet in this area, card payments are not accepted at the Box Office.

Discount for people with disabilities:

 30% discount off tickets to visit the centre by submitting the corresponding certificate at the tickets office.

We recommend purchasing one of the 3, 4 or 6-centre tickets available, saving up to €10,55. In doing so, you will be able to organise your trip more comfortably and enjoy the work of artist César Manrique from different perspectives, combining Montañas del Fuego/Timanfaya, with other Centres of interest around the island.

2 and a half hours.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. Wear a hat in the summer, as well as sunscreen and sunglasses when outside, between June and September. In the winter, between October and April, wear warm clothes as it can be quite windy.

Free access to children under 7. There are comfortable high chairs available for children at the restaurant and coffee shop. Difficult access for pushchairs. Baby carriers are recommended.

Suitable for visitors with reduced mobility. This Centre is recognised as accessible by the Predif Association.

Pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs.

We recommend photographing the geiser area, the natural furnace, the statue of El Diablo and the Ruta de los Volcanes.

-Due to difficulties when connecting to the internet in this area, card payments are not accepted at the Box Office.

-Beware when opening the car door at the parking area as it is on a slope and other vehicles could be affected.

El Diablo Restaurant

Cooking over the volcano

El Diablo Restaurant, is in Islote de Hilario, meat and vegetables are cooked on an open furnace over the volcanic rock with the heat of the volcano. There is also a cafeteria and tapas available, with a wide range of homemade small rolls. .

Cafeteria: 9:00-17:45. Restaurant: 12.00-15:45. Winter schedule

Cafeteria: 9:00-16:45. Restaurant: 12.00-16:45.  Summer schedule *( 15/07-15/09)

Menus for vegetarians and celiacs available. Children’s menu available. We recommend the Volcán breakfast. At the restaurant, enjoy our meat cooked over the volcano.

E-mail our commercial department if you wish to make a reservation or book a special event.

Gift Shop

Popular craftwork, natural cosmetics and a wide range of products on offer

There is a wide range of products available with the diablo design created by César Manrique, and a large selection of ceramic objects made by local artisans.

9:00 a 16:45. Winter schedule

9:00 a 17:45.  Summer schedule *( 15/07-15/09)

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Get to know our history

+ 50 years sharing César Manrique’s creation
The Art, Culture and Tourism Centres (CACT) of the Cabildo of Lanzarote are the main tourism role model on the island. In January 2005, the Art, Culture and Tourism Centres began to be run by a Local Business Entity (EPEL), supported in its entirety by the Cabildo of Lanzarote. The EPEL-CACT, the Tourism Board and the Domestic Tourism Office, are the three public entities that manage tourism in Lanzarote. 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.

César Manrique Cabrera (Arrecife, 24 April 1919- Teguise, 25 September 1992) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and landscape artist from the island of Lanzarote. He balanced his art with the protection of environmental values on the Canary Islands. He sought harmony between art and nature creatively. He was awarded the Global Ecology and Tourism Award (1978) and the Europa Nostra Award, among others, for his art and environmental work in Lanzarote (1985). 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.

César Manrique, Cabecera

Fundación César Manrique Archive

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César Manrique artist

Fundación César Manrique Archive

The origins of the Art, Culture and Tourism Centresdate back to approximately 1966. After a three-year stay in New York, César Manrique (1919-1992), one of the Spanish abstract painting pioneers, came back to Lanzarote, his home town, for good, where at that time tourism seemed to be emerging. 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).
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