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Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose

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This was included in our 6 attraction tickets, so we headed down there to see what it was. An... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Iamthedancingqueen
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Morning of culture

A small, old military fortress now turned into a small art gallery. Whilst the paintings aren’t... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
JCW491
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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The Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo-Castillo de San José, is located near Puerto Naos and Arrecife, capital of the island, and the place where César Manrique was born. It was built between 1776 and 1779 under the ruling of King Charles...more
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All reviews modern art cesar manrique on display worth a visit ladies loo roof terrace interesting collection outstanding restaurant free audio guide art pieces entrance charge working port exhibition rooms anthony gormley overlooking the sea ticket office bar restaurant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lost the will to live there. Dark rooms with heavy silence and creepy art: felt worse than in a WW2 museum. Great from the outside, nice rooftop, amazing restaurant but... The gallery is where suicide gets its name from... Never again. Run, people, run.More

Thank mgogov
CACTLanzarote, Customer Service at Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mgogov, First thank your comment, your opinion is very important to the organization. The complaints and suggestions of our visitors help us to enrich the quality of our service. As you says, the Museum is located in a restored fortress thanks to the fact...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd seen this Museum from the outside but didn't get chance to visit until our return trip this summer. Fabulous artworks from local artists including Manrique and Pancho Lasso. Make sure you visit the restaurant area with sweeping panoramic views and look out for the...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This was included in our 6 attraction tickets, so we headed down there to see what it was. An impressive old castle converted into an artistic space. Nice views from the top, even if it is overlooking an old port. Certainly not a busy place,...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were excited to visit this converted castle museum after learning about Cesar Manrique at the Foundacion; but we were very disappointed. Certainly the spaces have been well restored and renovated but there is very little of interest inside the spaces. There are a handful...More

Thank ashuk
CACTLanzarote, Customer Service at Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Ashuk, Thank you very much for your comment. The opinions of our customers are very important to help us to improve every day. Regarding the audio guide we will investigate what could have happened as we do have free audio guides in English available...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

A small, old military fortress now turned into a small art gallery. Whilst the paintings aren’t particularly stunning, the renovation (César Manrique’s) is excellent creating amazing gallery spaces. Downstairs there is a well designed modern restaurant/bar; ladies, you must visit the loo here! The view...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Very nice view on the sea with modern art staues coming out of water during the lunch, very large choice of original plates et very good service

1  Thank Fennec94
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

With a table of 6 people we turned up to be told that the kitchen was closed. Having checked the website to check they were open is was disappointing to find they weren’t. Another 4 people were contemplating going in after us. Welcome to Lanzarote...not!More

1  Thank Sarah M
CACTLanzarote, Customer Service at Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Castillo de San Jose, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Sarah, We are very sorry that you have not been able to enjoy the QUÉ MUAC restaurant, we are sure it would have been a great choice. Both the professional service of the place and the dishes cooked with ingredients from the island, distinguish...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Contrary to some reviews on here I found the place worth visiting. What is 4 euros when you get to see the local Anthony Gormley? The attraction nicely combines 2 small art rooms with works from Oscar Dominguez and the inevitable Manrique. A few striking...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Easy to find . Car parking good . Another piece of history restored by the late César Manrique . Limited Art Collection but displayed well . Lovely atmosphere. Excellent restaurant and view of the bay . Interesting Sculptures in the water . Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Worth to see but please remember it’s abstract art and tactile sculptures who are from the same era something different and I enjoyed as a change 4 Euro to go in you can get Audio tour for 5 Euro that is returned

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Hello, Thank you very much for your interest in the Museum. The price to go in is 4€. If you need more information do not hesitate to contact us again. Best regards, Customer Service Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo de... More
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