Monumento al Campesino
The Monumento al Campesino is located in the geographic centre of the island in the municipality of San Bartolomé, and it is a public tribute César Manrique paid to the effort of men and women working the fields, and facing the worst conditions in order to be able to bring the land to life. Wine and food products from Lanzarote are nowadays internationally renowned thanks to the effort Manrique made when paying this tribute.
The Museo del Campesino complex, is a visual and emotional display, that pays special attention to the wit, courage, bravery of local farmers. It consists of a series of buildings that look like traditional homes, with white walls and green wood, combining the most characteristic elements of the different areas of the island. The Museo is guarded by the majestic Monumento a la Fecundidad: a fifteen-metre tall sculpture created by Manrique using boat water tanks, and iron and cement objects assembled. A magnificent symbol of avant-garde art that became an iconographic symbol on the island.
The Museo del Campesino and the Monumento a la Fecundidad were created by the creative perspective Manrique had when it came to local architecture, a real-life bridge between what is traditional or modern.
The centre tops it all up with a restaurant where traditional flavours and dishes are cooked for visitors to enjoy.
Centre: 10:00 to 17:45 h. and in the summer, 09:00 to 17:45
Cafe & Shop: 10:00 to 17:45 and in the summer 09:00 to 17:45
Restaurant: 12:00 to 16:00
Summer opening hours (15 July – 15 September)
The Monumento al Campesino has a restaurant, a coffee shop, a bar and a gift shop.
Free parking and Wifi.
People with reduced mobility may visit the centres.
Recommended for the whole family.
No pets allowed, except for guide dogs.
Restaurant, coffee shop and bar
Traditional Canarian food and a wide range of tapas
The Museo al Campesino restaurant, offers a variety of traditional Canarian dishes including exquisite and affordable menus.
At the coffee shop you may o.rder delicious tapas all day long.
Menus for vegetarians and celiacs available.
Children’s menu available.
We recommend our traditional Canarian tapas.
Workshops and cultural activities
Handcraft workshops and cultural activities
At the Casa-Museo al Campesino the aim is to maintain traditions and to make local knowledge available. There are handcraft workshops about the island and educational activities celebrating local festivities.
At our museum, we have artisans who do workshops to show our true cultural identity. In order to get to know what is on offer, please check our calendar of events
Handmade products, local wines and gifts
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Get to know our history
+ 50 years sharing César Manrique’s art
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).
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