Casa Museo César Manrique

Casa Museo Cesar Manrique

The Casa Museo César Manrique offers an intimate insight the day to day domestic life of the island's favourite artist during the last four years of his life.

As the popularity of his work grew Manrique was seeking to escape the relative hustle and bustle of his amazing former home in Tahiche, now the base of the César Manrique Foundation.  And in 1988 he traded in the breathtaking volcanic bubbles of this stylish residence for a quieter and more tranquil location in Haria, where he would spend his final years before his untimely death in 1992.

Here, away from distractions, Manrique was able to create his artworks in peace and one of the Casa Museo’s most poignant attractions is the artist’s atelier – which retains the appearance of having been left totally untouched since his demise.

Indeed the whole house has a distinct Marie Celeste like quality – creating the impression that the artist and his entourage just might reappear at any moment.

Casa Museo Cesar Manrique

In relation to other Manrique attractions such as the Jameos del Agua the Casa Museo is on quite a small scale, comprising just a main sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathrooms.  However aficionados will still find that it boasts plenty of typical trademark touches, not least the super stylish pool area, whilst the walls are adorned with the canvasses of key contemporaries such as Picasso.  The property also boats a great garden and an example vehicle from Manrique’s famous Art Cars project.

The Casa Museo only opened to the public for the first time in 2013 but is now growing in popularity.  So visitors may find they have to queue for short periods before being admitted in order to avoid overcrowding.

Opening Hours

Daily, 10.30 to 14.30

Last Admission is at 13.50

Adults €10, Children €5


Calle César Manrique, 70, 35520 Haria