Cueva de Los Verdes

Cueva de Los Verdes

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Cueva de Los Verdes

Visiting hours 
10.00  –  16.00
Center closing hours: 17.00

LZ-204, 35542 Haría
Lanzarote

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La Cueva de los Verdes is a unique formation of landscape and volcanological characteristics of extraordinary value. Located in the north of the island, and integrated into the vast volcanic landscape of the Malpaís de la Corona, it is one of the wonders hidden in the bowels of Lanzarote, endowed with a mysterious and special mythological character.

The length of the cave reaches almost 8 kilometers, formed by a complex of tunnels and nooks and crannies with fascinating vaults and interior lagoons. Its visible section is formed by a kilometer of overlapping galleries with vertical interconnections, and its interior reaches up to fifty meters in height with widths of up to fifteen meters.

Like los Jameos del Agua, La Cueva de los Verdes is a part of the volcanic tube generated after the eruption of the La Corona Volcano, approximately 4000 years ago. The underwater part of this tube is known as the Túnel de la Atlántida, one of the most relevant volcanic tunnels in the world.

Used as a refuge for the population against the Berber pirates of North Africa during the XVI and XVII centuries, it is said that La Cueva de los Verdes owes its name to the surname of a family that used the cave and kept their livestock in the surrounding area.

During the 1960s, the Cabildo of Lanzarote commissioned the adaptation of the cave to Jesús Soto, who would later become a collaborator of César Manrique, adapting it to make it one of the most desired attractions for travelers, scholars and scientists from all over the world, fascinated by this unique formation.

Respecting the natural environment, the hand of man is limited to condition the path that leads us through the cave, as well as to introduce the ambient light and sound, which perfectly mimic, creating an atmosphere of a strange beauty and at the same time poetic.

Visiting time

50 minutes

Recommended time: From 10:00h

Dress code

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes with rubber soles to avoid slipping. The temperature inside the cave is very pleasant, around 18º C all year round. You will therefore not feel cold.

Others

Remember this is a cave. Ask any questions you may have at the entrance.

Photographs

You may take photographs at all times except when a tour guide tells you otherwise due to safety reasons.

info@centrosturisticos.com

901 200 300

Accesibilidad

El recorrido de la cueva no está adaptado para personas de movilidad reducida.

No es recomendable para personas con claustrofobia.

Familias

No se puede acceder con carritos para bebés (sillas de paseo). Se recomienda traer mochila porta-bebe (canguro). Acceso gratuito a niños menores de 7 años. Aseos en el exterior de la cueva, con cambiador para bebés disponible.

Mascotas

Exceptuando perros guías, no se admiten mascotas.

  • La Sala de las Estetas, la Garganta de la Muerte and la Puerta Mora: these are the three fascinating areas into which the tour is divided.
  • The peculiar formations and stone structures of the interior: lava channels, solidified drips, solid blocks dragged by the current, saline deposits and all kinds of stafilites.
  • The impressive cliff at the end of the tour: we recommend that you pay attention to the guide’s indications before the imminent abyss.
  • Enjoy the tour as if it were a moving meditation, immersing ourselves in its mystery and starting from the imaginary of an initiatory journey to the center of the Earth.
  • Contemplate the range of ochers, grays, blacks and reds that reign in the darkness, drawing grotesque landscapes and spectacular rock structures.
  • Attend one of the concerts held in the Auditorium, a spectacular space with incredible acoustic conditions.
  • Continue the excursion by visiting los Jameos del Agua, its fascinating neighboring center, the work of artist César Manrique.


Auditorium

Cueva de los Verdes Auditorium

The auditorium of La Cueva de los Verdes is a unique space in the world to enjoy special concerts and other cultural activities of an intimate nature.

The particular environment of the volcanic cave, its temperature, the characteristics of the sound, its exquisite lighting and the proximity of the spectator to the stage, turn each show into an inspiring encounter between art and nature.

A unique experience under the depths of the earth in which prestigious performers of classical music, fusion, jazz, opera or flamenco offer the audience unparalleled experiences marked by the mythological beauty of the cave, its unique acoustic characteristics and its magical intimacy.

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