Jardín de Cactus

Av. Garafía, 35544 Guatiza, Las Palmas, Spain

From tiny to towering, more than 1,100 species of cacti fill a former quarry at the Jardín de Cactus in the north of the island, a garden complex which owes its design to César Manrique. Nearby, the Jameos del Agua, which were formed by partially collapsed lava tubes, contain a swimming pool, restaurant and concert hall, also built by Manrique. The site is connected to the La Cueva de Los Verdes lava tunnels where islanders once hid from pirates.

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