The Cactus Garden is in the town of Guatiza, and it is one of the seven Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote.
It opened its doors in 1990, and it is surrounded by endless fields of prickly pears. This unusual building was built over an old rock quarry of volcanic ash and covers an area of over 5,000 square meters, where there are 1420 species of cactus with a total of 9700 different plants. His architectural work is reminiscent of a Roman amphitheater that encourages visitors to stroll the terraces and gardens while losing the diversity of shapes and colors of the cactus.
César Manrique was able to create a unique place endowed with personality. From the distance, you cath sight of a spectacular green metal sculpture that resembles a cactus of enormous dimensions and announces the arrival to the venue. The entrance, crafted with carved stone, invites visitors in, playing with sinuous curves and nice shapes. The original store located in the interior, the decoration of the bar-cafeteria and many architectural details typical of Manrique also stand out.