Memories of Lanzarote’s first capital
Situated in the north east of the island of Lanzarote, the town of Teguise was one of the first settlements established in the Canary Islands. Capital of Lanzarote until 1847, it maintains a significant number of buildings of great historical and artistic value. Most noteworthy are the Castillo de Santa Bárbara ( Saint Barbara’s castle), now the Pirate Museum, the Palacio Spinola (Spinola Palace) located in a majestic XVIII century house, the ancient church of Guadalupe and San Francisco’s convent (Saint Francis’ convent).
Heritage, museums and music
A walkabout through Teguise allows the visitor to get a feel for what life was like at the beginning of colonial times. As well as its heritage, the ancient capital is home to museums such as the house of the Marques de Herrera y Rojas (Marquis of Herrera y Rojas) and the Casa Perdomo (Perdomo House). Of special cultural interest is the Casa del Timple (House of the Timple), a new educational space where the characteristic sounds of this unique Canarian musical instrument are explained.