Teguise, the capital of Lanzarote up to 1852, has become one of the most important cultural centres on the island. Its streets with palaces, convents and squares preserve the unmistakable flavour of the past centuries and narrate a thousand and one stories. Skirmishes between Moors and Christians and filibuster attacks, among other events, marked the history of this splendid town.
Teguise offers its visitors the opportunity to shop for gifts in several bazaars. An open market that is held every Sunday in the streets of Teguise and squares of the village gathers together the typical craftsmen of the islands protected customs and traditions.
In the 1980s Teguise was declared an architectural historic-artistic centre as one of the oldest and most beautiful villages in the Canaries and is considered by both locals and visitors a living museum.
Please visit Teguise.com for details.