Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, Arrecife

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Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose is located in Arrecife. Use our Lanzarote trip generator to visit Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose on your trip to Lanzarote, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice for contemporary art lovers, there are several works arranged on the two floors of the Castle, some works of the artist Cesar Manrique, other works of other artists. In the upper part of the castle there is the view across the city, mostly on the harbour. Inside there is also a restaurant, very particular as furnished and built.
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  • Anyone that is arriving by cruise liner and does not want to take the 'tour bus' will find this Museum close by. It holds some interesting modern art works and has a restaurant attached (although I di...  more »
  • Manrique was a genius who has been able to exploit the island while preserving the traditions his work has all to do with the ticket from 30 euros. The Castle as well as being a great example of the Bourbon period, it is home to permanent exhibitions and not, a beautiful work that we didn't like was that set out in the sea, the work is by Jason deCaires Taylor who created his first underwater installation in Europe, one that lies to the South of the island. This work is represented by 4 individuals immersed in the sea for half and represents the melting of ice pushing up the tide t ill until they are all covered. The can be observed from the restaurant, think about it that is well hidden;)
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  • Originally built in 1779 by order of the King of Spain this small fortification now houses a contemporary art gallery. The building was left to ruin but in the 80's the architect Cesar Manrique restored it to its former glory and added a restaurant for good measure. Situated inbetween the old port and the new this fortification wasn't very effective at spotting pirate attacks but today you can enjoy the exhibition (including Jason Taylor 2016). The restuarant is open daily and overlooks the port, ideal for watching cruise ships come and go (mainly winter season). This restaurant also has the most photographed toilets on the whole island, curious?
  • I took the stairs up to the roof and also to the mid-level "underwater" exhibit which was good. While I didn't eat there, the restaurant seemed very nice with floor to ceiling windows overlooking harbor.
  • I would love to see the museum uber the see which will be fulfilled with the sculptures exposed
  • Great Museum, the restaurant offers fantastic views on the harbour.
  • Nice view of the harbour. Rather small museum.