Casa Museo del Campesino

Casa Museo del Campesino

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Casa Museo del Campesino

      Free entrance

Centre: 10:00 – 18:00

Restaurant: 12:00 – 16:00

Ctra. Arrecife a Tinajo, 8, 35559 Mozaga, Lanzarote

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Located in the geographical center of Lanzarote in the municipality of San Bartolomé, la Casa-Museo del Campesino, is César Manrique’s work in recognition towards the efforts of the farmers of Lanzarote, who faced the most adverse conditions to provide life to the territory.

La Casa-Museo del Campesino is a journey through the Architecture, Agriculture, Crafts and traditional Gastronomy, which is completed with the Monumento a la Fecundidad (Monument to Fertility), an avant-garde work in which César Manrique wanted to pay his particular tribute.

Visiting time

50 minutes.

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901 200 300

Mobility

People with reduced mobility can visit the center.

Families

Recommended place for the whole family.

Pets

Pets are not allowed, except guide dogs.

What to see

Tour through La Casa-Museo del Campesino

Based on the original idea of the artist César Manrique, La Casa-Museo del Campesino is an immersion in the popular culture of Lanzarote, and proposes a journey through architecture, agriculture, crafts and traditional cuisine, through which to understand the beauty of a different island whose men and women have created a style of their own out of adversity.

  • Unique architecture: the architectural ensemble of la Casa-Museo del Campesino is a clear example of a unique architecture, where you can appreciate the close relationship of the local people with their territory. The farmer, out of necessity, learns to create a habitat in a predominantly arid and volcanic environment.
  • The traditional dwelling and the tool room whose function was to store tools and agricultural equipment.
  • Farming tools and camel saddles, a haystack and a soco(stone circle to preserve mainly vines, but also fig and mulberry trees).
  • The winery and the reservoir,  as well as the vineyard, mulberry trees and palm trees. It will even be possible to appreciate how the house blends into the countryside.
  • El Monumento a la Fecundidad (Monument to Fertility), also known as el Monumento al Campesino (Monument to the Farmer). It is a construction of more than 15 meters, created by César Manrique together with the artist Jesús Soto, out of old water tanks from ships, iron and concrete objects assembled, a magnificent example of avant-garde art, which has become one of the iconographic symbols of the island.
  • The path (camel saddles and tools)
    Walking along the path that leads us to the back edifications, we find exposed different pieces of tillage and camel saddles, a haystack and a soco (circle of stones to preserve mainly vines, but also fig trees and mulberry trees).
  • Plaza de los Artesanos
    La Plaza de los Artesanos (Artisans’ Square) is part of César Manrique’s project built over a stone quarry. Here are located master craftsmen of the island, which will show you the keys to different traditional techniques of Lanzarote.

What to do

The masters located in la Plaza de los Artesanos try to preserve and promote authentic local craftsmanship by offering workshops and exhibiting their pieces for sale.

Braiding and Millinery

Artisan: Yolanda Benedicta Torres Moreno

The natural palm heart comes from the central leaves of palm trees (they are cut, traditionally, on the day of San Juan), dried in the sun and manually laminated. The technique of traditional braiding with several strands and later cooked with others, has been used in the islands throughout the years for multiple uses such as the creation of hats, carpets, etc.

Her products are made with artisan techniques and, for the most part, with sustainable materials such as palm heart, palm, porcelain or ceramics, among others, with which she creates from hats and headdresses to earrings or brooches.

Email:  yolandatorresmoreno@gmail.com

Tel:  +34 639182022

Leather workshop

 Artisan: Víctor Socas

Leather is a very resistant material traditionally used in the Canary Islands to manufacture different utensils.

His products are natural, vegetable and chrome tanned, with which he makes articles for pets, fashion accessories such as backpacks, bags or shoes.

Email:  victorsocasoaz@gmail.com

Tel:  +34 649154570

Cochineal Dyeing Workshop

 Artisan: Conchi García 

The grana cochineal is a parasitic insect of the cactus from which a natural red or crimson colored extract is obtained, which when mixed with acid or alkaline substances gives other reddish and purple tones.

During her professional development as an artisan, Conchi García has always been interested in traditional techniques and within them she has dedicated herself both to the smooth loom and to the traditional techniques of dyeing with cochineal, starting with dyeing wool and silk scarves.

Email:  conchigarciarodriguez56@gmail.com

Tel:  +34 636198702

Gofio and Mojo Workshop (toasted meal and local sauce)

 Artisan: Estefanía González 

Discover how to prepare the most famous of the Canarian sauces, mojo picón, or how to make a traditional pella de gofio, something very typical of Canarian gastronomy that you can taste and take the recipe home.

Email:  experimentalanzarote@gmail.com

Tel:   +34 639123940


RESTAURANT

The restaurant offers the tasting of traditional dishes and flavors of the island’s cuisine: millet broth, goat meat stew, octopus with green mojo, or the famous canarian wreckfish stew, made with market products, all paired with the largest selection of wines of Lanzarote Designation of Origin.

And for cheese lovers, we have a careful selection of fresh, semi-cured or cured Lanzarote cheeses. Handmade cheeses made mostly with goat’s milk, but also exquisite blends with sheep’s and cow’s milk. Undoubtedly a pleasure for the senses and a better souvenir.

Open

Everyday from 12:00 to 16:00 h.

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