20th Mar 2023 @ 10:02 am

The new Casa de Volcanes at Jameos del Agua opened yesterday, bringing an exciting new attraction to Lanzarote’s network of tourist centres. 

The Casa de los Volcanes dates from 1987, when Jesús Soto assembled a group of volcanologists to create a unique museum dedicated to the volcanic heritage of Lanzarote. Although it remained popular, it was clearly in need of renovation in recent years. That renovation has now been carried out at a cost of €4 million.

The museum addresses three topics: the geological formation and artistic transformation of the Jameos del Agua by César Manrique and his team; the work done by seismologists and volcanologists in the Jameos, and “Planetary Analogues”, described as “ a vision of Mars on Earth.”

The museum features ten rooms and several new exhibits, including  virtual reality headsets. Older elements, such as Soto’s Hall of Mirrors remain in place.

The Casa de los Volcanes is open daily from 10am to 5.15pm to all visitors to the Jameos del Agua. For the first six months of its re-opening, Lanzarote residents can enjoy free entry. 

Check out photos from the opening: 

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