Saturday, 15 July 2017

Teguise Market Day, Lanzarote

Teguise is a small village on the island of Lanzarote. It is now a popular tourist attraction because of the Sunday market held their weekly and is home to the Santa Barbara Castle atop Mount Guanapay overlooking the town. The castle was built by Don Sanco de Herrera in the 16th Century as a watch tower to protect islanders from invaders and mostly pirates. The castle was restored in the 1980's and is now home to the islands pirate museum. Other points of interest in Teguise are the windmill and the clock tower for the church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Until 1852 Teguise was the capital of the Lanzarote and was also where Spain administered the whole of the Canary Islands from for a time.

I was there for the Sunday market and took these pictures using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet on July 28 2013. They can also be seen on Clickasnap where they are full resolution, size and un-watermarked.

Clock Tower at the Church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Timanfaya in the distance

Santa Barbara Castle, home of the Pirate Museum overlooks the town

Crowds at the famous Teguise Market

The market and clock tower, Timanfaya once
again in the distance.

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