Lagomar Museum
Lagomar Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArchitectural 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • mamaminx
    Montreal, Canada581 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Needs some upkeep and wow factor
    For a museum this it should more well kept. Furnish the rooms a bit. The gambling room just has a table in it. The house itself is beautiful. Would love to live there. This place should be rented and used. It’s beautifully located. Not sure why they call it the Omar Sharif house-he never lived in it and lost it gambling apparently. Tour should be more organized or more description. Would love to go there for drinks which is allowed in a cave overlooking the little lake they had.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Jane
    Cambridge, United Kingdom134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning oasis
    Wow this place is absolutely stunning. Full of amazing photo opportunities. Such a place for calm. So many beautiful things to look at feast for the eyes. Worth having a drink just sitting there soaking up the beauty of it. We drove in our hire car easy to park out the front. Arrived approx 3pm. No queues only a handful of others visiting. Lots of steps to the rooms built into the rock.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Victoria
    Bristol, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful house to visit
    A beautiful house to visit. A joy to get lost in the tunnels and caves in the house, each area something new to look at. We visited early in the morning which I recommend to experience it in the quiet. The cafe was lovely place to stop and marvel at the surroundings.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 26, 2023
  • crushertim
    Leicester, United Kingdom486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Different kind of museum
    It's quite an amazing property, built into the side of an old quarry. There's lots of steps to negotiate but the climbs are well worth it to discover the place. Get there before the bus trips though - I'm guessing that when busy getting around would be a nightmare.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Patricia
    Malvern Wells, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around Omar's house. Spectacular. Even though I have mobility problems I was determined to see it all. Scariest bit was walking across the wooden steps over the water but I didn't have to do that. 😆 The café serves great food with the best views up to the caves. We visited at 2pm. It was not crowded so I wasn't worried about going slowly.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 7, 2023
  • Alan M
    Wetherby, United Kingdom1,378 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful location
    A nice little cafe at the entrance - good for a cup of coffee with a view of LagOmar. Interestingly the floor of the restaurant is a bit precarious and needs attention. The museum is beautiful with lovely views appearing as one turns a corner. Slight problem are the steps which are very steep in places and due to the design it is difficult to have railings everywhere. The rooms of the house are really interesting and again there are amazing views. Well worth a visit but be aware of all the steps. Very Manrique.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 16, 2023
  • Sarah B
    Hampshire, United Kingdom136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprising place!
    Been to Lanzarote a couple of times and love all the Cesar Manrique sights..but this was new to us..and what a delight! We spent several hours wandering about this unique ‘house’ ..just made me smile..tunnels and lots of steps to interesting spaces and rooms with fabulous views..sadly went on a Monday when the restaurant and bar were closed..will definitely go back and spend more time! I think it’s a highlight of the island!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2024
  • Elsa C. L.
    New York City, New York4,837 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natural, unique architecture
    Amazing! It was built to maintain the natural shape of caves at every height of the mountain. Stairs throughout have lava on the wall, doorway arch . . . Robust, lush plants are everywhere. Natural light go through open or glass seals on top of caves and rocks. It was comfortable to explore with the fresh, cool breeze. There are no ramps for wheelchairs.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 21, 2024
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Ashby de la Zouch, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ScfamilyAberdeen
Aberdeen, UK1,243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We visited here recently during our trip round various Cesar Manrique attractions, some which we had visited before but this was our first time to Lagomar.
Parking was relatively easy, just outside the museum
We were blown away by the place and enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies and learning the history of it. There is a lot of steps and it totally wouldn't suit anyone with mobility issues but if you are able to go we would highly recommend visiting here.
There is so much to see, we think we may have to return a second time to do it all justice as it was an extremely hot November afternoon and we were quite exhausted by the time we finished exploring. We enjoyed sitting in the shade at the delightful cafe bar overlooking the beautiful pool with some refreshing cold drinks before leaving this stunning attraction.
It was well worth the 6 euro entry fee and we would happily return.
Written January 15, 2023
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Max B
Ashbourne, UK222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK3,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Pat Fitzgerald
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We visited Lagomar several years ago and were looking forward to seeing it again.Unfortunately the day we visited,it had rained and all steps for climbing and walking through the water stepping stones were quite wet and dangerous to walk on.The restaurant was closed,Covid,presumably,this is a top class restaurant normally.The biggest disappointment was that the whole place should have been mapped out on a one way system for Covid,so that tourists didn't meet or bump into each other at awkward bends throughout the visit around the house.The night time bar was quite dirty and leather covers ripped from some seats.This is not a place to be recommended for the elderly or infirm !
Written December 26, 2021
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Mama Mitch
Worthing, UK351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I could tell this was just the place for me and I pushed for the family to visit it on the day we came to Teguise for the famous large Sunday market. It was Easter Sunday and sadly it was closed so our plans to get a taxi up there was a no go.

Hubby could tell I was disappointed and we hatched a plan to hire a car for the day at 35E and drive there one afternoon. It was a brilliant plan and meant we could go all the way up to the pirate museum castle as well. It also gave us the car to take an evening drive to the south of the island.

I am so glad we made the effort because the place is astounding. So cool and smooth, rounded and full of little passageways and sneaky bits. My 5 year old enjoyed the higgledy piggledyness of the whole place and my brother even lasted longer than he normally would.

I would recommend turning left and going up to the gallery as soon as you arrive. From there they have two chairs you can sit in and look down over the main lagoon. The sounds of the little birds and the wind in the palms, the peace etc. seemed magical. Even my daughter sat and hummed a little tune. The little steps through the tunnel delighted her and I loved all the well thought out artistic vistas and sitting areas. Plenty of places to sit out of sight with a picnic if you wished.

I have to say however the restaurant on site and some scrummy looking bits and the salads were impressive - best I have seen on the island. We followed the recommendation of another reviewer and had coffee and slices of cakes. It was perfect and we were able to enjoy the spot a little longer while I fed the rabble.

Honestly I wish afterwards I could have asked them to go visit the pirate museum for a couple of hours and come back for me. This would have been a simply Devine place to write or draw. One day I want to return with some charcoals and paper or sit somewhere writing a book or even better some poetry. I would like to have come with my artistic friend Thea and no one else. To have had her to talk about the artistic touches everywhere, the materials, the planting - everything. So tactile, so inspiring.

Over on one side there are many no entry signs which seemed to hide off 2 rooms and private entry to a modern pool and private gardens. I wonder if you are able to stay here and if so I will be adding that to my ‘if I win the lottery’ list.

Watch out for the instagrammers and their cameras hogging some of the best spots. I think I would go out of season like I did (April) so I could find that same peace again.
Written April 14, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
It is a nice place even though it can be quickly visited in 30-45 minutes with many photo stops. You can come here by bus getting off at the stop Nazareth and then walking around 20 minutes to the museum. A bit uphill but it is OK, nice views. It is 2 km away from Teguise Old Town. A Taxi costed 5 euro. There is a cafe there and a bar opened at night some days of thr week.
Written February 20, 2023
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penrodpooch
Chislehurst, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A unique experience with a celebrity twist!

There's something for everyone her. Lovers of architecture that embraces nature, history, bridge and celebrity!

Legend says Omar Shariff owned this house for one day before losing it in a game of Bridge! The table is on display, along with a photo of the players. A poster of the film Omar was making nearby is also on show for film buffs.

The views are breath taking. To imagine this was once someone's home. So lucky it is now open to all to enjoy and absorb the atmosphere of 'anything is possible'.

The architect built in so many interesting elements, it's hard to put into words.

Young children or those with mobility issues may find this venue trying.
Written December 25, 2022
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Orla
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
To pay €28 just to walk around a house was a total rip off!! We went at lunch time and there were people hogging tables in the shade at lunchtime with no drinks etc informs of them!! When we went to order at the “cafe” they had no food not even a bag of crisps!! €5.80 for a glass of beer and €8.90 to €9 for all other drinks! Disgraceful! We won’t be back.,don’t go!’
Written July 9, 2023
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