The historical town of Teguise

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.
Historical heritage
Historic site
Type
Historic quarter
Archeological sites
Public transport
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic bus
Touristic info
Localidad
Teguise

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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