LagOmar is one of the most unique parts of Lanzarote. It is a museum inside a volcano in the village of Nazaret, in the Teguise region.
LagOmar makes use of the elements that Lanzarote’s volcanic nature has moulded through fire in this area for centuries, like the rocks, caves, and tunnels, to construct a unique piece of architecture in the world, which combines elements of Lanzarote’s traditional architecture with pieces influenced by the Arabs.
LagOmar is a benchmark for art and culture in Lanzarote. Its gallery holds temporary exhibitions and supports local artists. Throughout the years it has welcome a variety of international artists to organise events in the space.
As well as the museum, you’ll also find a bar and restaurant in LagOmar.
The restaurant at LagOmar is the perfect place to enjoy some truly magical moments. It specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, offering both an à la carte and tapas menu daily. It is one of the most exquisite and refined culinary experiences on the island, with the bonus of eating in a unique, natural setting.
The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-11pm.
Bar La Cueva
La Cueva is a bar inside LagOmar and is a highly recommended place to spend an evening.
It opens from 6.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.
The history of LagOmar
The LagOmar architectural project was commissioned by the British architect Sam Benaday, who wanted to build his house in this unique part of Lanzarote, between walls of solidified lava.
The project ended up being carried out by the island’s most talented artist, César Manrique, auteur of Lanzarote’s most well-known works, such as Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio, or the Casa-Museo del Campesino. However, the work was actually completed by another great artist and collaborator of César Manrique, Jesús Soto.
The architectural complex then belonged to the Egyptian actor, Omar Sharif, from whom the name of the house is taken.
Opening times and prices
The LagOmar museum is open every day, from 10am to 6pm.
Adults: €6 | Children €2