Our peoples and traditions
The Royal Villa of Teguise is the heart of the town and because of its historical legacy has been declared a historical and artistic architectural ensemble. Teguise was the capital of the island of Lanzarote from the first half of the fifteenth century until 1852, when the witness to Arrecife. Teguise, called the Great Village or Acatife, named in honor of the wife of Maciot de Bethencourt, nephew of the Norman conqueror Jean de Bethencourt. Teguise was the daughter of the last indigenous king Guadarfía. Teguise takes great importance as watchtower, from where you can glimpse the possible piratical raids, the use of water resources, their soils were suitable for agriculture, its strategic position in the center of the island and concentration of greater number of population of the same. Teguise was considered the first civil and urban center of Lanzarote.