La Casa Amarilla is the familiar name of an old house, former headquarters of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, in León y Castillo street. It is a two-storey building, a landmark in the city, and an example of eclectic architecture for administrative purposes. It was built in the 1920s right in the heart of the historic centre of the capital of the island, Arrecife. It was named a Cultural Interest Site in 2002, and it underwent intense renovation work that has turned it into a modern and functional building, remaining true to its original facade. On the ground floor, each of its rooms hold temporary exhibitions that focus on the knowledge and ethnographic history of Lanzarote, and there are institutional offices on the top floor.
On the outside, the building consists of three facades covered by green and ochre glazed tiles, which led to its name. The main entrance consists of double-leaf door with the initials of the institution forged on it. At the top of the entrance there is a balcony, and to top the facade off, a cubic structure with clocks on three of its sides. La Casa Amarilla is laboratorio where the Data Centre of the Cabildo of Lanzarote conducts their research and studies, and carries out dissemination work of the scientific, cultural and natural heritage of the island, and also studies the socio-economic situation. It is a vantage point where past and present of Lanzarote are analysed, in order to get it ready for the future. Furthermore, the CACT have an information point and ticket sales for cultural events taking place all year round.
Saturdays: De 10:00 a 14:00 h.
More info: www.cactlanzarote.com
Written by CACTLanzarote