Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Arrecife

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Visit the alluring island home of one of Spain’s most famous artists at Fundacion Cesar Manrique. The house, constructed of volcanic material, serves as a museum of Manrique’s artwork, as well as pieces he collected during his life. Admire some of his most famous pieces while touring the many caves that comprise this unique house. Don’t miss the original Picasso and Miró sketches from Manrique’s personal collection, which are on display in the gallery. Stop and appreciate the island breeze while having a coffee in the garden plaza. All proceeds from the foundation go towards funding the local art community. Make Fundacion Cesar Manrique a centerpiece of your Arrecife vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Arrecife tour planner.
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  • I loved this place. It was informative and the leaflet that went with it was descriptive. You were allowed to wander at your own pace and it was worth every cent of the entry fee. Well done to the....  more »
  • This is the house of Cesar Manrique and is a wonderful place to visit, showing the genius of the man - the house is beautiful and bright and shows how an artist can make things blend into the...  more »
  • Inspiring and beautiful home, now museum, of Cesar Manrique built in and around underground larva "bubbles'. His love for the natural world and ability to envision amazing building design, using, but not exploiting the incredible volcanic landscape of his island shines through. Definitely worth a visit. And there's an interesting collection of his work as well as by Picasso, Joan Miro and others.
  • Amazing place. Great perspective into the life of a local artist with an international projection. The architecture, the landscape, the plants, complement his work and vice versa. There is an audio guide that can be downloaded for free from Android or OS store. It allows to know more about César Manrique, even though most people just seemed to prefer to ignore it and go through this fabulous place at what seemed close to the speed of light. In a way it meant the space was mostly empty which was great.

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