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Un paseo por Teguise

First Capital of Lanzarote after the conquest, the streets of Teguise became one of the first settlements for wealthy Spanish landowners. Nowadays it is a monument to the architectural and historical patrimony. You can not help but fall in love with this place, the impressive facades of the buildings, the wide windows, doors and shutters and its cobblestone streets.

 

The dynamism of its patrimony really stands out. The León and Castillo Street and the square known as ‘Plaza de Clavijo y Fajardo’ are where there are a concentration of shops and bars and restaurants, opening out onto the square ‘los Leones y la Aguadora’, paved with cobblestones and with flowers and plants. 

Teguise maintains its historical character. It was the first capital of Lanzarote after the conquest (up to 1798 when it changed to Arrecife), the village became one of the first settlements for wealthy Spanish landowners.  Sheltered by the slopes of the Guanapay mountain in the centre of the island, the village occupied a strategic position to defend itself against pirate attacks in the XVI and XVIII centuries. The Guanapay Castle and the alley known as ‘callejon de la sangre’ in the heart of the village are reminiscent of the era of looting, pillaging, kidnapping and bloody fights.

El casco histórico de Teguise, Lanzarote

Three centuries later this tension has now disappeared and Teguise is now a haven of tranquillity, a monument to the architectural and historical patrimony. You can not help but fall in love with this place with its impressive facades of the buildings, the wide windows, doors and shutters and its cobblestone streets.

Edificios imponentes de rico patrimonio

Living Patrimony

The dynamism of its patrimony makes Teguise a must to see on your tour of Lanzarote. The León and Castillo Street and the square known as ‘Plaza de Clavijo y Fajardo’ are where there are a concentration of shops and bars and restaurants, opening out onto the square ‘los Leones y la Aguadora, paved with cobblestones and with flowers and plants.

 

 

La calle León y Castillo de Teguise

You will be able to find local handicrafts, art and decorative gifts, but above all you will find good wine and traditional cuisine in the pleasant bars with open air terraces. Teguise really comes to life for the Sunday market, (from 9.00 to 14.00) which transforms quiet village into a mass of passers by.