Although nowadays working in the fields in less common in Lanzarote, for many years the island’s farmers were a key part of economic development. In honour of them, the Casa-Museo del Campesino and the Monumento al Campesino were built to honour the work of those who made modern-day Lanzarote possible.
The Monumento al Campesino is in the heart of Lanzarote, in San Bartolomé. The structure is composed of various pieces of fishing boats, stacked atop of each other, and resting on a rock platform. Like many of the works across Lanzarote, The Monumento al Campesino was created by César Manrique.
The Casa-Museo (Historic house museum) offers a broad look into the past and allows us to understand the modus vivendi and work of the rural population throughout the island’s history. There is also an excellent restaurant where you can try typical food from Lanzarote and the Canary Islands as a whole – undoubtedly the best way to put a cherry on to the top of a visit to the Monument.