History both human and natural
Time capsule in a castle
One of Lanzarote's coolest cultural attractions is the Museo de la Historia de Arrecife, in the 16th-century San Gabriel Castle. Its aim is to bring visitors back in time as far back as prehistory and the very volcano-created origins of Lanzarote. It includes multimedia and sometimes interactive displays on its unique fauna and flora, as well as the beginnings of human habitation up through the medieval period and into the present day. The visit includes an exploration of the castle itself, with its impressive views out over the island, coastline, and ocean.