It is impossible to imagine Lanzarote as it stands today without César Manrique. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, ecologist, monument preserver, construction advisor, planner of urban developments, out-liner of landscapes and gardens.
Manrique felt that he had to transform the island before the increasing amount of tourists overwhelmed and disfigured it irreversibly. With his great intuition combined with his incredible artistic ability he identified various areas on Lanzarote and improved their intrinsic beauty. Such works have become famous landmarks to be enjoyed by both tourists and locals alike.
He died at the age of 73 in a tragic car accident, on the 25 of September 1992, next to the Fundacion. His legacy lives on thanks to his ingenious work and that of the foundation that honours him.