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Cueva de Los Verdes

In the C18, these caves served as a refuge for the natives, the Majoreros, when they suffered attacks from slavers or pirates.

La Cueva de los Verdes forms part of the lava flow which originated from the eruption of the volcano of La Corona, and which advanced underground while the surface solidified. At the entrance of La Cueva de los Verdes, there occurs a phenomena known as jameo, the collapse of the surface due to weight or a gas explosion.

In 1964, Jesus Soto transformed almost two kilometres of caves, respecting to the utmost its structure and limiting the changes to the installation of a magnificent system of lighting that enhances this natural phenomena, highlighting in all its splendour the hues of the cave walls.

Gentle ambient music accompanies this spectacle, converting this tourist centre into one of the most beautiful. Inside the cave an auditorium has been installed, the second venue of the Visual Music Festival of Lanzarote.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Part of the tunnel of La Atlántica.
Part of the tunnel of La Atlántica.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Venue of the Visual Music Festival of Lanzarote.
Venue of the Visual Music Festival of Lanzarote.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Minimal human intervention.
Minimal human intervention.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Excellent combination of light and colour.
Excellent combination of light and colour.

INFORMATION:

Opening times:

from 10:00 to 18:00h, last entrance 17:00h.

Telephone:

34.928.848.484

Entrance price:

8,00€

Last update 02/03/2010. Lanzarote Island.com does not take responsibility on possible changes to this information.

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Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Cave formed by the lava from the volcano, La Corona. Cave formed by the lava from the volcano, La Corona.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Lighting that enhances the hues of the cave walls. Lighting that enhances the hues of the cave walls.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. 4,000 years old. 4,000 years old.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. 2 kilometres to cover. 2 kilometres to cover.

Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes. Jesus Soto was in charge of the work. Jesus Soto was in charge of the work.