Jardín de Cactus
Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote.
The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over the world.
Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis.
High volcanic ash monoliths, that maintain the memory of years gone by, challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania. At the top, on a small hill, windmills can be seen on the horizon, still standing, where Canarian cornmeal was ground dating back to the 19th Century.
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
de 10:00 a 17:00 h.
Fees and bonuses
Valid fee from 1st January 2020
12,00 euros – 20% off from 15:00 h.
6,00 euros (7 – 12) – 20% off from 15:00 h.
Canarian Adult Resident:
Canarian Child Resident:
Residents in Lanzarote:
Discount for people with disabilities:
30% discount off tickets to visit the centre by submitting the corresponding certificate at the tickets office.
We recommend purchasing one of the 3, 4 or 6-centre tickets available, saving up to €9,50. In doing so, you will be able to organise your trip more comfortably and enjoy the work of artist César Manrique from different perspectives, combining Montañas del Fuego/Timanfaya, with other Centres of interest around the island.
Vouchers are on sale on CACT Lanzarote ticket offices
Services and facilities
Free car and bicycle parking available.
A coffee shop where you can have a relaxing time.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
Jardín de Cactus is a peculiar and unique place where you will be able to take fun and original photos. This is a series of places we recommend taking pictures of during your visit: The 8-metre cactus at the entrance. The panoramic view of the garden from the entrance. A picture at the “asiento de la suegra” cactus, is a must. Ask about it! An interesting fountain located opposite the shop. Manrique’s work outside the toilets. The mural at the coffee shop. Molino de Guatiza.
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