Jameos del Agua
Los Jameos del Agua is the first Art, Culture and Tourism Center created by César Manrique; a natural space created inside a volcanic tunnel.
Inaugurated in 1968, the artist, painter and sculptor transformed the space into a unique work that represents the maximum expression of his ideology: artistic creation in harmony with the environment and nature.
Like La Cueva de los Verdes, Los Jameos del Agua originated after the eruption of the La Corona Volcano. The word “jameo” derives from Guanche origin, and refers to the hole produced as a result of the collapse of the roof of a volcanic tube, in this case, the volcanic tube of La Corona.
César Manrique was able to transform the environment and enhance its beauty even more, creating an idyllic symbiosis between the cave’s potential and his creative resources. His vivid hands, together with his privileged mind, modeled the basalt to give shape to a unique space in the world.
The work was completed in 1977, resulting in Manrique’s first major intervention in the Lanzarote landscape and being declared a Site of Scientific Interest and an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Historic Garden. The space is formed by three jameos or openings. The Jameo Chico, where the access to the interior is made and the restaurant is located, as well as a hidden entrance to the famous Tunnel of La Atlántida; the Jameo Grande, where the swimming pool is located, and the Jameo de la Cazuela, which is located behind the stage of the auditorium.
This is a natural auditorium with a capacity for 550 people formed by basalt stone that offers magnificent and extraordinary acoustics. The stage is located inside a section of the volcanic tube, giving it an unprecedented beauty and sound, and the seats are positioned following the natural slope of the floor, which goes from the access through the Jameo Grande to the opening of the next jameo.
The subway aquatic habitat of the Jameos del Agua is of great richness, presenting a crystalline lagoon of about 7 meters deep. The origin is produced by the filtration of seawater, being below sea level. This curious volcanic ecosystem is home to some 77 endemic species of great scientific interest, among which the Munidopsis Polymorpha stands out: it is the famous Blind Crab, protagonist and symbol of the center.
*The Blind Crab is in danger of extinction, and metals are highly dangerous for these small and beautiful animals. Therefore, it is strictly forbidden to throw coins or other objects into the lagoon. Please help us to protect their environment.
1 hour and a half.
Se recomienda llevar calzado cómodo, ya que el pavimento de todo el centro es de piedra volcánica. En verano se recomienda llevar gorra, protección solar, y gafas de sol para las zonas externas.
Jameos del Agua has beautiful paths that unveil during your free visit, go where you wish and take pictures to remember the centre by.
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The Art, Culture and Tourism Centres are in the process of removing architectural barriers and adapting access to physically disabled visitors. At present, this Centre is not suitable for visitors with reduced mobility.
Free access for children under 7. There are comfortable high chairs available for children at the restaurant. There is no access for pushchairs. Baby carriers are recommended. There are baby changing facilities in the toilets.
Unfortunately, due to health regulations, we are unable to allow pets in our establishment except for guide dogs for visually impaired persons.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.
Jameos Nights is a new way to help you experience the beauty of Jameos del Agua. A unique soiree combining food with the magic felt and the visit of this natural space where lights and shadows intertwine with the reflection on the indoor lake and the volcanic rock.
SPECIAL Dinner-concert Jameos Noche, Wednesday 09/28/2022.
Jameos del Agua restaurants are located inside the volcanic tube with a gastronomic proposal based on contemporary dishes with top quality local products. Enjoy the luxury of sharing an excellent meal under the impressive volcanic tube any day of the week.
Originally, Los Jameos del Agua were conceived as a show hall: from this period, we can see the dance floor, as well as several bars cleverly placed among the rocks.
Three of them function as a bar-cafeteria, and one as a restaurant serving typical local products. A unique option to fully enjoy one of the most beautiful places and visual impact of Lanzarote.
Discover an unknown island
An exciting journey through volcanism, geology and the perfect symbiosis achieved between art and nature in this emblematic volcanic tube transformed by César Manrique.
The tour starts in the Jameo Chico, from where you can see the Tunnel of La Atlántida, passing through the lake where the endemic crabs are found. It continues through the Jameo Grande, and then the Jameo de La Cazuela, a space hitherto restricted to visitors, which is accessed by crossing the imposing stage of the Auditorium.
La Cazuela is a unique place that opens to the public exclusively for private events, where visitors can contemplate two interior waterfalls, enjoying the peace and tranquility of this hidden area.
This guided tour will be conducted in small groups, concluding in the bar La Galería, where you will enjoy an aperitif with tasting of local products and wines of Lanzarote.