Hikes on the island

In collaboration with Geoparque Lanzarote y Archipiélago Chinijo

Fotografía: Elza Carrozza Wagner y Nick Wagner

Memories of jareas and pools

Guide: Mario Ferrer Peñate
Date: Saturday, 26/11/2022
Time: 9:00-13:30
Difficulty: Low
Language: Spanish
Limited places

This hike is a both physical and emotional journey through the present and the past of some of Lanzarote’s coastal villages. A route consisting of paths, materials and accounts from the history of Órzola, La Santa and La Tiñosa.

Mario Ferrer Peñate has a PhD in Information Sciences and a BA in Art History and Journalism. He has penned countless articles and research papers on various aspects of Lanzarote’s culture and history. For over ten years he has also collaborated closely with Memoria Digital de Lanzarote and La Casa Amarilla. He teaches at UNED and is co-director of Ediciones Remotas.

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Fotografía: Javier Reyes

On the Way to Las Gracioseras

Guide: Gloria Esther Cabrera Socorro
Date: Saturday, 26/11/2022 and Sunday, 27/11/2022
Time: 9:00-15:00
Difficulty: High
Language: Spanish
Limited places

This hike takes us to La Graciosa, introducing us to the island’s history and ways of life in the company of some of its inhabitants. We sail towards the lower part of Risco de Famara to see the ancient salt flats and areas where, in old times, fire was used as a means of communication between the islands. And we climb up the Risco, just as so many women from La Graciosa did for decades, until we arrive to Ye, the village where they sold their fish.

Gloria Cabrera has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of La Laguna, majoring in fishing anthropology and gender, subjects on which she has published many papers and books, including Los hombres y las mujeres de la mar. Isla de La Graciosa (1997).

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Propietario de la Fotografía: Carlos Rojano Silvera

Arrecife by the sea from a Social Viewpoint

Guide: Damián Cabrera García
Date: Saturday, 03/12/2022
Time: 10:00-13:30
Difficulty: Low
Language: Spanis
Limited places

The everyday activity of the makers of nets and sails, of caulkers and carpenters, provided the soundtrack for Arrecife by the sea. A rhythm still heard in some corners of the city and in the memories of some of its inhabitants, even though that music has been buried beneath the tarmac of the years of development and the boom of the services sector. In this hike we will explore Arrecife in search of the technology, social organisation, habits and folklore associated with traditional fishing.

Damián Cabrera has a BA in Art History and is a member of the Professional Association of Art Historians of Spain. For years now, he has been professionally involved in guided tours and heritage interpretation in Granada, Budapest, Toulouse and Lanzarote.

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Postal de Joaquín González Espinosa

A Port before a City. A Historical Visit to the Coast of Arrecife

Guide: Arminda Arteta Viotti
Date: Saturday, 03/12/2022 and Sunday, 04/12/2022
Time: 10:00-13:00
Difficulty: Low
Language: Spanish
Limited places

This markedly maritime hike will take its course along the coast of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, stopping at historically important places like Muelle de la Pescadería, Puerto Naos, Charco de San Ginés or the salt flats. The goal is to provide a first-hand view and understanding of the evolution of Arrecife, which was a port long before it was a city.

Arminda Arteta Viotti has a BA in Art History from the University of La Laguna. Her professional career is primarily focused on the research and dissemination of various aspects connected with Lanzarote’s historical heritage, as a documentalist and curator of exhibitions and as an interpretive trekking guide.

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