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MUSEO AGRICOLA EL PATIO

 

 TRACES OF THE PAST

THE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM OF EL PATIO IS ACULTURAL PROJECT FOR VISITOR TO TALNZAROTE WHICH IS OF THE GRATEST VALUE TO THIS ISLAND.

WE HAVE RESTORED THE LARGEST AND MOST REPRESENTATIVE FARM ON LANZAROTE

THERE IS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY HERE TO RELIVE MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF TRADITION AND RURAL HISTORY.

ITíS A NATURAL SETTING OF GREAT ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE.

 

OUR HISTORY

1845

THE HISTORY OF THIS MUSEUM BEGAN QUITE BY CHANCE. IN THE VILLAGE OF TIAGUA, IN THE YEAR 1845, SOME FARMERS, WITHOUT LAND OR RESOURCES OF THEIR OWN, ASKED IF THEY MIGHT CULTIVATE AN AREA OF VIRGIN AND EXTREMELY FERTILE GROUND, WHICH BELONGED TO THE MARQUIS DE LA QUINTA ROJA, FRANCISCO DE PONTE Y LLORENA.

1947

MORE THAN A CENTURY PASSED AND WHAT WAS A SMALL AND SPARSELY CULTIVATED FARM, DEVELOPPED IN THE COURSE OF TIME, INTO A MAJOR AGRICULTURAL CONCERN(THE BIGGEST AND BEST CARED FOR ON LANZAROTE). MORE THAN 25 FARM LABOURERS WORKED THERE THERE WITH MORE THAN 20 CAMELS WHICH WERE USED FOR CARRYING VARIOUS LOADS AND FARM PRODUCTS.

1994

ON 15 JANUARY, AT 10 OíCLOCK IN THE MORNING, THE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM, EL PATIO, OPENED ITS DOORS. THE FIRST VISITORS WHO ARRIVED WERE A MARRIED COUPLE FORM FRANKFURT. IT WAS AN INDESCRIBABLE MOMENT FOR US. THE STORY OF THE MUSEUM HAD BEGUM.

 

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

TIME, TRADITIONS, ARCHITECTURE, NATURE, HISTORY, CUSTOM, HANDICRAFTS ALL HAVE IN THIS PLACE, A DIFFERENT DIMENSION, A DIFFERENT CONTEXTÖ

***YOU CAN DISCOVER MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF HISTORY OF THE AGRICULTURAL LIFE OF LANZAROTE IN THE LARGEST COMPLEX OR RURAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE ISLAND, IN EXTENT MORE THAN 5.000 SQ. METRES.

***YOU CAN GET TO KNOW A COMPLETE RURALDWELLING WHICH DATES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY.

***YOU CAN VISIT THE INTERIOR OF THE FLOUR MILLS, AS WELL AS THE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM WITH ALL IST FIELD IMPLEMENTS.

***YOU CAN ALSO APPRECIATE A COLLECTION OF CERAMICS FASHIONED FROM THE REMNANTS OF ANCIENT POTTERY FOUND IN ARCHAELOGICAL DIGS ON THE FARM.

***YOU CAN DISCOVER THE LARGEST EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MURALS WHICH DEPICT THE RICH RURAL CULTURE OF LANZAROTE.

***FINALLY YOU MAY SAVOUR THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINE MADE ON THE FARM.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

DISCOVER A WORLD FULL OF WISDOM, LEGEND AND MAGIC.

ITíS FOR US A DOUBLE SATISFACTION TO BE ABLE, ON THE ONE HAND TO SHOW YOU WHAT AGRICULTURAL LIFE WAS LIKE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LAS CENTURY IN LANZAROTE AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A THEME PARK AND A MUSEUM OF RURAL CULTURE WHICH ARE NOT ON THE USUAL TOURIST ROUTES.

ITíS A PLACE WHERE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY MAY BE ENJOYED. WE PROPOSE TO TAKE YOU WITH US ON A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST. IT WILL BE A STUDY FULL OF MEANING AND RICH IN CONTENTS.