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
Cafeteria: 10:00 to 17:45 and in the summer 09:00 to 17:45
Restaurant: 12:00 to 16:00
More info at www.cactlanzarote.com
Written by CACTLanzarote