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Address: 4 Calle Los Loros, Lanzarote, Spain
Description: Magnificent home and gardens open to public (museum,bar and restaurant...
Magnificent home and gardens open to public (museum,bar and restaurant). Built for Omar Sharif by Jesus Soto and influenced by Cesar Manrique (responsible for almost every architectural tourist attraction on Lanzarote). One of Lanzarote's top 10 I reckon. More info at http://www.lanzaroteguidebook.com/excursion/lanzarote-attractions-lagomar
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Aka Omar Sharif's house - a troglodyte paradise!

The story goes that Omar Sharif bought the house and gambled it away the next day and never returned. To be honest, you would have to be extremely fit and sure on your feet to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Havant, United Kingdom
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Havant, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The story goes that Omar Sharif bought the house and gambled it away the next day and never returned. To be honest, you would have to be extremely fit and sure on your feet to live here because the home is created from caves hewn into the rock, so the walls, floors and ceilings are rock, with sometimes quite steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Formerly Omar Shariff"s house, designed by Cesar Manrique, partly built into the rock, with passages, hidden rooms, pools, gardens, and the card room where legend has it that Shariff lost the deeds to the house in a game of cards. Restaurant during the evening (we didn't try that), small bar with drinks and very little else during the day. A... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The publicity can be confusing: is it a museum, another Manrique attraction, a restaurant, an art gallery, a garden, or Omar Sharif's luxury villa, lost at cards? In truth it's a bit of all of them. The Sharif connection makes for a good story, believe it if you like, but the house, a modest idiosyncratic building on top of the... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

poor omar, lost it on the turn of a card owned it for one day wonder if his wife hit him lol well worth a visit, but only if you like lots of stairs (no lift). \T he grounds are fantastic, and pool is to die for. all built or carved out of the lava. café has seats overlooking the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Definitely worth a trip but beware lots and lots of steps. Not really suitable if you have mobility problems. Architecture was fascinating and I really enjoyed taking in the wonderful views. Stop and have a coffee - I can highly recommend the apple cake if they are doing their coffee and cake special.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are visiting Lanzarote, then you should do at least one coach tour of the Island or hire a car and do it yourself. We did a full day North Tour. Among the best coaches on the island 'Amanda Bus', our tour took us to spactular scenery - The Monument at al Campesino, (the farmers monument made by Cesar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We enjoyed about two hours visiting Omar Sharif's Casa & Museum in Nazaret. Not knowing until we read a note in his living room that he only owned the place for 1 DAY. He played Bridge against a Champion and lost the game and his villa!! Silly boy! Otherwise a perfect place to retire with private swimming pool and bar... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My daughter saw this as she has an interest in Architecture and I am glad we came. A unique place and fun to explore the rooms and tunnels. Worth a look on a tour of the island. However the receptionist could have at least stopped her call on her mobile when we paid to get in. Very rude

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Saw this on a tour. Wish we had longer than the half an hour as climbing the steps takes time in a big group. Great design but I would not want to live there. I am not surprised Omar Sheriff was willing to gamble it away. I am glad to have seen it. No good if you have mobility problems... More 

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Velp, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lagomar Museum was the home of Omar Shariff. Being a worldchampion bridgeplayer he played a game where he put his home as playmoney. Unfortunately he lost the game and his home. He left and never returned. It is a beautiful house built against and partly in the volcanic rock with numerous litte corners and surprising views. The house is located... More 

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