Casa Museo del Campesino. Remember that name. If you have a tight schedule while in Lanzarote but you still want to experience as much as possible – you need to go here. This is a place that will show you the best of the island, all in one place. Read all about our visit to this place.
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Casa Museo del Campesino – A part of CACT Lanzarote
While reading my notes on this place, I can’t help but smile when I read “a good place if you wasted your vacation on the beach”. That shows you how much time we spend on the beach while traveling. The Casa Mueso del Campesino is like a cultural center and as always this place was created due to Cesar Manrique. Outside you can see “Monumento Al Campesino”, artwork by Manrique that is a tribute to fertility.
The place itself is free of charge and you can spend hours here, walking around and learning more about the culture of the island of Lanzarote. Here you can learn a lot about life on the island. If you have missed the wine tastings at the wineries, this is your chance to stock up on wine from Lanzarote. And if you want a tip from me, the Malvasia from La Geria is the best!
Learn about the culture and traditions at Casa Museo del Campesino
This place is “the best of Lanzarote” all in one place. You can try out goat cheeses and marmalades that are locally produced and you can also se the special way they grow wine on the island. It is super fascinating and a true experience to witness. You can see the traditional dance from the island and eat traditional food.
So if you want to know more about life on the island, this is the place to be. At the same time, if you have been around the island – this place might be a bit disappointing. So we would say yes to coming here if you want a quick fix. No, if you have seen it “in real life”. I liked this place a lot. Mini, on the other hand, was not that impressed. They have workshops and gift shops so this is also the place to stock up on your souvenirs.
A tip is to use the free CACT Lanzarote app while being here. You can read more about it in this post.
Get your fix of culture – all in one place!
The coolest “underground” restaurant
There is a huge hall of events in this place. Like always (you have heard it to many times now), I could se myself getting married here! I wish that this restaurant was opened during the days for “regular” people. However, it seems like this place is only opened for people hiring it or maybe during some events that they arrange.
During our visit, it was empty here but in my imagination, I was dancing the wedding dance. I don’t know why my mind always keeps going there. If you go there, please let me know your feelings about this place.
Information about Casa Museo del Campesino
Address: Calle Triana, 38, 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 daily (during the summer they close at 18:30).
Entrance fee: Free of charge.