Haria is a charming inland town in the north of Lanzarote nestled in a valley and popular for its incredible palm groves and traditional architecture. It is the capital of the Haria region.
The town has traditional houses, which incorporate all the elements of the architecture typical of Lanzarote. It has one of the most unique landscapes on the island, with the incredible palm groves dominating the scene, in contrast with the arid pastures that you find throughout the rest of Lanzarote.
Places of interest in Haria
- Palm groves. Haría’s landscape is characterised by the presence of Canarian palm trees (Phoenix canariensis), which have resulted in the place being nicknamed “The valley of a thousand palm trees”.
- Plaza de Haría. The main square in the town, full of history and shadowed by the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation. It is the core of the town’s social life and is at the heart of Haría’s town centre.
- Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. De la Encarnación (Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation). Found in Haría’s main square and was built on the location of a church from 1619 that was destroyed in a storm in the mid-20th Century. Inside, it holds a beautiful sculpture of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
- Sacred Art Museum. Religious art museum of Christian influence that holds a huge number of pieces with great historical value.
- Ermita de San Juan Bautista (Saint John the Baptist Chapel). Historic church built on the remains of an old chapel destroyed by pirates around the year 1618. The current chapel was built around 1625, and is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of Haría.
- César Manrique House Museum. Former home of the most popular artist in Lanzarote, César Manrique, which has now been converted to a museum.
- El Aljibe de Haría. Gallery which holds art exhibitions and all kinds of cultural performances.
- Haría Viewpoint. Located on a lay-by on the LZ-10 road, on the outskirts of Haría, which offers excellent views of the town and its natural surroundings.
- Haría Market. Every Saturday morning there is an artisan market where you can find local handmade products and food grown locally on the island.