Jardín de Cactus
Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote.
The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over the world.
Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis.
High volcanic ash monoliths, that maintain the memory of years gone by, challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania. At the top, on a small hill, windmills can be seen on the horizon, still standing, where Canarian cornmeal was ground dating back to the 19th Century.
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Last visit at 4:30 p.m.).
We recommend buying your ticket via our website but at centers ticket office is also available.
Child 7-12 years old: €3.25
Child 0-6 years old: free
Our advice is to buy a VOUCHER of 3, 4 or 6 centres and save up to €12.50.
Discount for people with disabilities: 30% discount off tickets to visit the centre by submitting the corresponding certificate at the tickets office.
Free car and bicycle parking available.
A coffee shop where you can have a relaxing time.
This centre is suitable for people with reduced mobility. There is a wheelchair available adapted to the centre.
Comfortable high chairs for children available at the coffee shop. Free access for children under 7. Baby changing facilities available in the toilets.
No pets allowed, except for guide dogs.
1 hour and a half.
- Dress code
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
Jardín de Cactus is a peculiar and unique place where you will be able to take fun and original photos. This is a series of places we recommend taking pictures of during your visit: The 8-metre cactus at the entrance. The panoramic view of the garden from the entrance. A picture at the “asiento de la suegra” cactus, is a must. Ask about it! An interesting fountain located opposite the shop. Manrique’s work outside the toilets. The mural at the coffee shop. Molino de Guatiza.
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Insólita - Experience
Discover a unique island
Our Singular Experience in the Cactus Garden invites you to discover all there is to know about Cesar Manrique’s last great appearance in Lanzarote, on this guided tour for exclusive groups.
We want you to see this inspiring place through the eyes of an artist. A place of great beauty, where the love of art meets the love of nature and environment, featuring the fine blend of language and artistic techniques used by Manrique, and which he himself called “total art”: spatial participation, public art, gardening, design, painting, sculpture …
We will also find out details and anecdotes about the construction of the centre, as well as its historic and ethnic links with the nearby village of Guatiza, which is surrounded by prickly pear farms, used to cultivate cochineale for natural dyes and which became an important economic vehicle for Lanzarote from the end of the XIX century.
Finally, and as a tribute to our senses, we will enjoy an aperitif with snacks made from local products and special dishes made from several kinds of prickly pear.
What is included?
- Guided tour in Spanish and English.
- Small groups: maximum 10 people.
- Access to the center outside of opening hours.
- Aperitif tasting with local products and Lanzarote wine.
Try our snacks and tapas in an unbeatable place
We have drinks, snacks and tapas available during visiting times at Jardín de Cactus.
Our terraces have panoramic views of the garden in a very special setting. Try our Canarian spicy salted potatoes with mojo sauce; a high quality product.
Enjoy our bread rolls and croissants with local cheeses and cold meats. If you prefer a more local touch, try our Canarian potatoes, tuna and Canarian-style octopus, and our fresh local cheeses. You may download our menu on the following link
Original Tip: Try our cactus burger!
Coffe Shop: 10:00 a 16:45 h.