Top Historical Places in Lanzarote

Are you looking to explore the history of Lanzarote through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Lanzarote including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Lanzarote. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Lanzarote ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Lanzarote, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Lanzarote for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Lanzarote with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Playa De Papagayo

    Beach, Monument, Adventure, Nature

    The Punta de Papagayo is located at the southernmost tip of Lanzarote. It is an area of spectacular beauty and includes five secluded and marvellous golden sandy beaches. The Playas del Papagayo is one of the beach and is part of a protected area called the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches.
  2. Faro De Pechiguera

    Outdoors, Light House, Historical Site, Architecture

    A cultural monument since the year 2002, the old Faro de Pechiguera lighthouse used to guard the La Bocayna of Faro de Pechiguera. It was built in the year 1856 based on a design by architects Juan de León y Castillo and Clavijo. The lighthouse started its activity in the year 1866, and for the next 120 years, it kept working. Then, a new lighthouse with modern facilities was constructed...Read more
  3. Castillo De Las Coloradas

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    Castillo De Las Coloradas

    Outdoors, Observatory, Historical Site, Architecture

    Situated on a cliff, the Castillo de las Coloradas was built between the years 1741 to 1744 to defend the attacks by pirates. It was rebuilt in the year 1769, after it was burned by Algerian troops. It offered protection of the land through its robust circular construction and through its drawbridge. During emergencies, its bell used to sounded to warn that pirates were approaching the coast. T...Read more
  4. Castillo De Santa Barbara

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Adventure

    The Castillo de Santa Bárbara is situated on Mount Guanapay, overlooking Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote. In the 16th century, it was ordered by King Felipe II to be built as a watch tower to help protect the islanders from pirates’ invasions. The castle was restored in 1989 and is now the Emigrants Museum and a Museum of Piracy.
  5. Chinijo Archipelago

    Outdoors, Beach, Historical Site, Adventure

    Off the coast of Lanzarote lies the Chinijo Archipelago. The archipelago includes the islands of Montana Clara, Alegranza, Graciosa, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. La Graciosa is the smallest inhabited landmass in the Canarian archipelago! The archipelago is part of the natural park Parque natural del Archipielago Chinijo. While in Lanzarote, jump on...Read more