Teguise

Teguise

Teguise is the ancient Capital of Lanzarote, and is home to one of the largest flea markets in the Canary Islands. The liberal, laid back way of life here makes it a favourite amongst surfers and hippies, and if you're looking for vegetarian/vegan goods during your visit, then here is definitely the place to be.

The market is a popular tourist attraction that takes place every Sunday morning. Each week, the entire town comes alive with the smell of insense and delicious food, as the locals flock to set up their market stalls and sell their crafts, local goods, handbags, and clothes. Amongst the hustle and bustle of this vibrant market, you'll find street performers, musicians, and painters. The shops come alive too, making the most of the tourist buses heading to the town from each of the resorts. There are health food shops selling local fruit and veg, along with decor and vintage clothing stores. Throughout the town are a number of bars and restaurants, serving seafood, paella, tapas, and vegan cuisine.

The centre of town is home to a beautiful plaza, and this is where you can find the local church - Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe, constructed in the 16h Century. Another example of fantastic architecture in the area is Casa Museo Del Timple - the music museum. Set within the grounds of a rustic old fashioned country house, showcased here are a selection of Canarian timples and guitars, along with information about music history in the Canary Islands.

The pirate museum is another popular attraction in Teguise. Originally built as a watch tower, this volcano-top castle boasts views like no other. Teguise can be seen in its entirety from the top of the hill, along with views over to Famara and the main resorts. This castle was where the locals hid for refuge from pirate invasions in the 15th century, and now the building has been adapted into a museum to showcase their history.


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