César Manrique Foundation
The figure of César Manrique is closely linked to Lanzarote and the development of its tourist industry, in which he has invested no small amount of his artistic talent. It was he who instigated the regulations which were to curb speculation and urban growth on the island. The Fundación César Manrique, which has been set up in his remarkable former home, exhibits his work and his own collection of contemporary art. The foundation continues the work of the deceased artist by maintaining sites such as the Mirador del Río and the Cueva de los Verdes.