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“Impressive volcanic caves”

Cueva de los Verdes
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Northen Lanzarote César Manrique Tour
Ranked #7 of 180 things to do in Lanzarote
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: These large, underground caves are rumored to have been a refuge for locals from thieving pirates.
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Impressive volcanic caves”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Lava tunnels that end up in a large open space big enough for concerts - which are scheduled there. Unfortunately, there were none sceduled during our stay.

Much more of a specific geological exhibit, compared to the Manrique places, but still impressive and very well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Green by name not by nature”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

The caves are in fact a series of volcanic tunnels which extend for about 7 kilometres, although the part open to the public is about a 1 mile walk. They once belonged to the Green family, hence the name. Entrance is around 9 Euros but money can be saved by purchasing a multi-attraction ticket, if you plan to see other sights such as Jameos del Agua, which is just down the road and in fact part of the same system of tunnels.

The entrance fee includes the guided tour. The tours take place at regular intervals with groups of about 40 people. If you have walking difficulty, physical infirmity or any issues with confined spaces, this is not for you. Our tour was done in Spanish and English and whilst you could get the gist of what the guide was saying, her presentation and language skills were lacking. The caves are a dry system so don't contain stalactites and stalagmites . The main parts of the system are well lit and the colours are quite impressive, though some of the walkways could have improved lighting.

Classical concerts are occasionally held in the large gallery and I feel that this would be an interesting experience for the acoustic potential; however, the background music of plainsong does not do this justice. This is one of the few attractions not influenced by Cesar Manrique, having the artistic input of Jesus Soto instead. There is one final impressive feature to be seen, which is a use of great artistry, before exiting the caves but I will not spoil the surprise.

Visited March 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating cave system”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lava tunnels in a more natural state than Jameos, but beautifully illuminated. The guide explained the details of the system in excellent English which made the tour very interesting.. I won't reveal the surprise element but it was quite spectacular. Traverse through the caves could be difficult for anyone with mobility problems or small children as the flooring is very uneven and in places the roof is very low. I would have liked some interpretation boards at the entrance to give some historical information. Well worth a visit and a good complement to Jameos.

Visited February 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a cave formed by volcanic activity and is very different from caves formed in limestone, The guide gives you plenty of information and fills you in on the volcanic history of the island. A fun educational trip for young and old alike but you need to be reasonably fit as there are some sloes and steps to negotiate.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice as caves go”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have visited lots of tourist attraction caves and these are in my opinion just average. I was disappointed that the name of the caves is not associated with the colour green. The guide explains why it is suggested that they are green. For a first visit, they are very nice but I have been before and wouldn't go again.

Visited March 2013
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