Lagomar Museum

Lagomar Museum, Lanzarote: Hours, Address, Lagomar Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Lagomar Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The breathtaking rockgardens with magic caves, tunnels and secret passages to the lake, nests at the foot of the famous house of Omar Sharif. Conceived bu Cesar Manrique and used for various films with Peter Ustinov, the new open air MUSEUM and art gallery integrates seemlessly into the rocks. The museum host various cultural activities like exhibitions of the properties history and the legend of Omar Sharif. Enjoy this fascinating rockgarden landscape that transports you into 1001 nghts.
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558JohnP
Crawley, UK471 contributions
Excellent museum.
Mar 2020
You need to be reasonably fit to visit Lagomar as there are many steps. There is a suggested route around - best kept as there are many narrow passages.
Written March 26, 2020
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Max B
Hatton, UK194 contributions
Hidden away architectural gem
Feb 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth the adding to your list of places to visit if you are seeking out the Cesar Manrique vibe of Lanzarote. Whilst not strictly a Cesar project, I think he had something to do with the project. It’s a great spot with nice views and up and away from the touristy parts of the island. The living area is quite modest, you can see this was designed as a party house and would have been great for entertaining. Restaurant and bar also on site, so perfect stop off for a beer or glass of wine. Recommended.
Written March 9, 2020
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,050 contributions
Lost in a game of cards
Mar 2020 • Couples
Designed by Cesar Manrique, this is another of those unusual buildings built into a lava field.
It was once owned by the film star and bridge player, Omar Shariff, but he lost it to the developer of the site in a game of cards not knowing the developer was the European Bridge champion. Oops!
Give yourself plenty of time to explore. There are lots of steep steps so maybe not for everyone.
Written March 8, 2020
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Danny B
Epping, UK287 contributions
Anyone who’s heard of Omar Shariff, the movie star , must visit here.
Jan 2020
In my younger days , I watched a lot of films, starring Omar Shariff. I did not know much about him. Then I started going on holidays to Lanzarote, where I took my very young children to visit Lagomar museum , as they loved going to museums when I learnt a lot more about Omar Shariff. It is high up on the hills along some narrow windy roads and small villages. The museum is a structure cut in the rocks of the mountain. There is an entrance fee off around 12€ per adult, half price for a child . Luckily it is situated on a bend with a good parking area, and also an exquisite view from the top looking down to the sea in the distance. The building is white and quite impressive. It is not ideal for visitors with physical restrictions and limited mobility, as it entails walking up a lot of steps and and narrow turns and in some cases slippery and wet due to water features. According to history, Omar Shariff owned this,hence the letters O M A R in the name . However he was a Big gambler and lost this in a gamble to a gambling champion whom he did not know nor had he heard of. Since that loss , the property has been improved, renovated and refurbished by different owners. There is a lot of information within the building , especially in the very room where he played the game card, gambled and lost. There is a souvenir shop, toilets, seating areas, a small restaurant and coffee shop. A visit here, lasts no more than an hour , unless you decide to relax, have a drink and a bite to eat.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jimbojc55
Glasgow, UK112 contributions
Great Spot
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent under reported place. We liked it better than the Cesar Manrique museum. Apparently Omar Sharifs house until he lost it in a bridge game.
Lots of little nooks and crannies built into a lava bubble quarry. Great view points and water features. Lots of stairs though. Cafe also.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK527 contributions
Amazing!
Jan 2020
We had to ask for directions to the museum because there are not many signs but goodness, it's worth it! The building has been constructed in an old quarry and it's amazing. It is so atmospheric and while they go to great lengths to eaxplain that in fact maybe Omasr Sharif didn't own it for long and lost it in a game of cards, it is so easy to imagine him being there. The little pools are beautiful and there is an extremely unusual entrance to part of the building through a tunnel. It's definitely worth seeing!
Written March 4, 2020
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Lew512
Devon, UK499 contributions
Great visit
Jan 2020
Wanted to visit to see where Omar Sharif stayed while in Lanzarote.
Such an interesting place with planty of steps and more things to see at each level.
Place to eat and drink and a lovely gift shop on site so something for everyone.
Model shoot going on while we were there so had to pass through cables etc with care and try not to ruin the photos.
Good couple of hours spent looking round and very pleased I got to visit especially sitting with a glass of wine at the end of the trip (a drink is included in your ticket entry price)
Written February 27, 2020
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Scotty062
Scottish Highlands, UK374 contributions
Spell-binding
Feb 2020
We "discovered" Lagomar almost by chance having noticed a "Museum" sign when passing through Nazaret on a bus to Teguise. Following this up, we acquired a leaflet and decided this was for us. Incidentally, I am not sure that "Museum" is the best description to use and I think marketing could be beefed up (although in fairness there were plenty of customers when we were there).
With a history involving Omar Sharif and Cesar Manrique, it was inevitable that the house would be something special; but what has been created, built into a mountain face, is almost beyond belief and description. Various viewpoints around the site give excellent panoramas of the unique Lanzarote landscape.
We like to visit places under our own steam, mainly relying on local buses. Two warnings to others in this regard. The walk from the bus stop in Nazaret to Lagomar entails a significant climb up a road. And if, like us, you choose to visit on a Saturday, you will find the bus service is sparse - we needed some ingenuity and luck to get home to our apartment!
A "must-see" and good value.
Written February 10, 2020
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Linzi
Eastbourne, UK33 contributions
Surprisingingly Brilliant
Feb 2020
Wasnt sure what to expect really. Its not really advertised on anything and even when you get there you are not sure what to expect. 6 euros to go in or 8 with a drink. Go in! its surprising, its different, its amazing and quirky so worth the visit. We actually had lunch there as well in a perfect setting and then the drink by the gallery at the end watching the sunset was perfect.
Written February 9, 2020
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Steve C
7 contributions
Our Wedding Venue
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was the setting for our wedding back in 2009. We hired the whole place for the day for the ceremony with drinks before and after in the stunning cave bar. We stayed in the apartment within the grounds of the main house for the honeymoon. Beautiful setting. We still visit every time we holiday in Lanzarotte. Highly recommend a visit.
Written January 25, 2020
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