Canary Islands-Lanzarote, the cool island
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Lanzarote is the capital of the cool Canaries, a Unesco biosphere reserve and an intriguing small island with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones. The landscape has a stark and otherworldly appearance, with lonely bucolic valleys juxtaposed with the surreal total black mixed with red, oranges and yellows of the lava fields. Stylish Lanzarote is also the most aesthetically pleasing, largely thanks to one Lanzarote native visionary architect, César Manrique, who leaved his creative architectural style on the islands, succesfully fighting also to stop high-rise buildings, protecting for the future generations the unique landscape of the island. He spent most of his life on the island and created a legacy of architectural local projects. The cultural foundation He founded still has a considerable impact on the island promoting island’s conservation, culture and architectural integrity. The island’s volcanic heritage is protected by the Timanfaya National Park and volcanic activity has also led to a unique viticulture that sees delicious Malvasia grown in the island’s volcanic craters.