Timanfaya: History

History

The first inhabitants of Lanzarote were called “majos” and arrived on the island during the course of the last millennium BC. C. Probably, they arrived from the African Coast, in primitive boats pushed by the wind. Later, after the introduction of the rabbit, the Lanzarote people exchanged their skins for what are known as “conejeros”. Its exact origin continues to be a mystery, although after the studies carried out on its language, customs and physical features, it is very similar to the Berber peoples of North Africa.
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Lanzarote Island

Lanzarote is an island of the Canarian archipelago (Spain), in the Atlantic Ocean. It belongs to the province of Las Palmas. Its capital is Arrecife.
The name of the island comes from the Genoese sailor Lanceloto Malocello, who visited it in the fourteenth century. With 147,023 inhabitants (2017) Lanzarote is the third most populated island of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife and Gran Canaria. With an area of 845.94 km², it is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. In the center-southwest of the island is the Timanfaya National Park, which is one of the main tourist attractions of Lanzarote. The island is in its entirety since 1993 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Continue reading “Lanzarote Island”