Lanzarote’s main draw for its thousands of international visitors is its beaches and its plentiful sunshine. But for those wanting to explore the island there’s plenty to see beyond its coastal resorts. Head out along the roads of the island’s moon-like landscape and you’ll soon encounter the works of César Manrique, a native artist born in 1919 who spent time in the United States before settling back on the island and leaving it with a precious legacy of his work.
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal Finn-Olaf Jones explores Manrique’s landmarks. His home, the César Manrique Foundation, is open to the public and shows off much of his work; sculptures, gardens and other buildings designed by Manrique can also be found dotted around Lanzarote.