There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes. In the 1960s, the Cabildo of Lanzarote turned to artist from Fuerteventura Jesús Soto, later in close collaboration with Manrique, to adapt this natural volcanic sanctuary that has become an attraction for thousands of visitors who wish to unveil its secret. Soto used his knowledge and focused on the lights and shadows to make the most of the brightness on rocks and highlight the shapes left by the lava on its way. The range of ochre, grey, black and red shades take over this dark paradise and imitate the light drawing grotesque landscapes and spectacular rocky structures to the amazement of visitors. Going into Cueva de los Verdes is, without a doubt, going on a journey to the centre of the earth.
Opening hours: 10.00 to 18:00. Last visit: 17:00.
Summer opening hours (1 July – 30 September): 10:00 to 19:00. Last visit 18.00.
Recommended opening hours:15:00 to 17:00. The last visit takes place at 17:00. At 18:00 in the summer.
Valid Fee from 1st May 2017
Adult: 9,50 euros – 20% off from 15:00 h.
Children: 4,75 euros (7 – 12) – 20% off from 15:00 h.
Canarian Adult Resident: 7,60 euros
Canarian Child Resident: 3,80 euros
Residents in Lanzarote: 2.00 euro
More info: www.cactlanzarote.com
Written by CACTLanzarote