At a crossroads in the center of Lanzarote, stands one of the most symbolic works of César Manrique. The architectural ensemble of the Casa-Museo del Campesino and Monument to Fertility. In contrast with the natural colors of the island, the sculpture in a white tone is located in the municipality of San Bartolomé, in the village of Mozaga.
The structure combines characteristic elements of the landscapes of Lanzarote. Manrique, who sought to create a harmony between nature and art, increase his fascination with popular architecture. As for sculpture Fertility, outlying on the horizon, is dedicated to the local farmer. It is created with old water tanks and ships and various painted objects merged together, which rise as a big geometric conglomerate on the island. This is a design of César Manrique, however was a creation with the collaboration of Jesus Soto. Manrique and Soto have left their mark in several areas of the island, developing their unique aesthetic and their love for Lanzarote. In this case, the complexity of the work on this monument generated some technical problems, but eventually they managed to overcome to reach the height of 15 meters. They also used materials such as concrete and iron to oppose the force of the wind.
La Casa-Museo del Campesino semicircular ground is found around an open central plaza. Inside, there are objects and tools related to the insular culture and agriculture of the island.
These monuments create the perfect balance between the modern and the traditional, blending art and nature. After the death of Manrique, there were certain elements added such as the restaurant, the artisanal shop, the esplanade for folkloric exhibitions and craft workshops, among others that enhance the tourism potential of this place.
Estimated visit time: 45 min Free Schedule: Daily: 10:00h -18:00h (18:30h in Summer time)