Hikes on the Island

© Editorial Lancelot, cedida a la Memoria Digital de Lanzarote

Memory Scenarios: Fishing and Canning Industry in Arrecife

Guide: Sanjo Fuentes Luis
Date: Saturday, 28/11/2020
Start time: 10:00
Difficulty: Low
Time: 4 hours
Language: Spanish
Limited Places

The archaeologist and professor Sanjo Fuentes Luis will lead a guided walk taking in places that were instrumental in the development of the fishing and preserves industries in Arrecife. During the walk, the history and particular features of places where preserve companies like Lloret y Llinares, Ojeda and Garavilla were located, will be explained. Additionally, the tour will offer a panoramic view of Portonao bay and salt flats and offer insights into the importance fishing once had for the island of Lanzarote.

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© Asociación Milana

Routes of the Woodlouse

Guide: Juan Cazorla Godoy (Asociación Milana)
Date: Saturday, 03/12/2020
Start time: 10:00
Difficulty: Low
Time: 3 hours
Language: Spanish
Limited Places

Juan Cazorla Godoy, a biologist and promoter of local development initiatives, will guide this walk through the village of Guatiza and Mala, explaining the culture associated with the exploitation of the prickly-pear cactus and cochineals, encompassing agriculture, heritage, history and the biology of the plant and the insect originally from Central America. The walk will also take in a visit to Asociación Milana and see first-hand some products derived from the prickly-pear cactus and the cochineal.

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© José de León

Lanzarote: A People Born From The Ashes Arose

Guide: José de León Hernández
Date: Saturday, 05/12/2020
Start time: 09:30
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 4 hours
Language: Spanish
Limited Places

José de León, an archaeologist and doctor in History, will be the guide on this walk through some of the areas that came into being following the volcanic eruptions in Lanzarote in the eighteenth century. We will see proof of the inventiveness of humans in adapting to devastating eruptions and surviving once the volcanoes returned to calm. The imperative to survive meant that they were able to bring fruit from the ashes, to build shelters in the lava, to cross an ocean of rocks to reach the sea, to discover life between the cracks and islotitos, small plots of fertile ground. We will realize how a people was forged, capable even of changing its religious imagery for a newly arrived Madonna. We will not just see a transformed territory but shall also sense the vital beat of those new lives.

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