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Jardín de Cactus

The Jardin de Cactus was the last work of Cesar Manrique, a symbol of the island's history where one can see more than 10,000 cacti in the setting of a converted quarry, which has the form of an amphitheatre.

The Jardín de Cactus is found on the outskirts of Guatiza, on the road to Mala. It is in this area where during more than a century the cochineal beetle has been cultivated - an insect which lives in the cactus and whose larva are used to produce the valuable natural colorant, cochineal.

From the road, one can easily recognise the entrance to the cactus garden, as there rises up an 8 metre sculpture of a cactus.

In this tourist centre, an abandoned 'rofe' (volcanic ash) quarry in the shape of an amphitheatre has been used, in whose terraces one can admire more than 10,000 different kinds of cacti from the Canary Islands, America and Madagascar.

In the centre, stick up stone monoliths that complement the design of the garden. On one side, rises up an old windmill, restored in 1973 by Manrique, in which is produced 'gofio' (corn flour), consumed by the islanders' ancestors. The garden offers visitors various services and a bar-restaurant.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. More than 10,000 cacti.
More than 10,000 cacti.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Restaurant and other services found in the garden
Restaurant and other services found in the garden.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Panorama of the garden.
Panorama of the garden.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Cactus, water, stone shape the landscape.
Cactus, water, stone shape the landscape.

INFORMATION:

Opening times:

from 10:00 to 17:45h.

 

Bar, souvenir shop, secure parking.

Bar:

from 10:00 to 17:30h.

Telephone:

34.928.529.397

Entrance price:

5,00

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

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Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Manrique sculpture which indicates the entrance to the garden. Manrique sculpture which indicates the entrance to the garden.
Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Windmill above the cactus garden Windmill above the cactus garden.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Stone monoliths. Stone monoliths.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Great variety of cacti. Great variety of cacti.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Original creation of the Jardin de Cactus. Original creation of the Jardin de Cactus.

Lanzarote - Jardín de Cactus. Cacti brought from various parts of the world. Cacti brought from various parts of the world.