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Free Tourist Attractions in Lanzarote

February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

Thanks to the volcanic landscape and superb natural wonders on the island of Lanzarote, there are plenty of sights and free tourist attractions - perfect for those holidaying on a budget!

There are many natural attractions in Lanzarote, starting with its beautiful beaches. Pack your bucket and spade and enjoy the sweeping soft sandy bays, many of which are backed by spectacular cliffs and impressive volcanic rock formations.

Further inland, take a trip to see the centuries-old former capital of Teguise - reportedly the oldest Spanish settlement in the Canaries - which dates back to 1402. The city is generally quiet, giving you the chance to enjoy a wander through its cobbled streets and soak up the historical past of this once major settlement, except on Sundays when Teguise comes alive with the hustle and bustle of the weekly market.

Teguise is also home to a magnificent 16th century castle, which was built high above the former capital on Guanapay peak. As well as offering a glimpse into the island's past, Castillo de Santa Barbara is also a great spot to enjoy views across the city.

Teguise is well worth a visit but bear in mind that there is very little accommodation in the city, so if you want to book hotels in Lanzarote you'll find much more choice in the island's coastal resorts.

Elsewhere, the Castle of Saint Joseph near Arrecife makes for an interesting visit. Built between 1776 and 1779, the fortress was constructed to protect the island and its port from pirate attacks - which occurred frequently. Today the building has been carefully restored and now houses a museum of modern art, opened in 1976, which is free to enter.

You'll find plenty of interesting historical sights throughout Lanzarote and the rest of the Canary Islands, many of which are free to explore. Across the water, Fuerteventura is a haven of golden sandy beaches - a great place for a day trip. You can also extend your stay to get the most out of this laid-back island.

Further West is the island of Tenerife, which has an abundance of superb sights and attractions. From the secluded bays and quiet inlets of the North coast, to the spectacular rugged scenery of the Teide National Park, Tenerife has plenty to offer.

Overall, the Canary Islands are a beautiful part of the world, and missing out on them would mean missing out on the journey of a lifetime.

Canarias are the local Canary Islands experts offering Tours, Car Hire, Hotel and Holiday bookings across Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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