Lago Martiánez, fusion of mother nature, architecture and leisure


The Costa Martiánez sophisticated in Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife is one particular of the examples of coastal transformation most used by the Canary Islanders and guests to the location. The undertaking was made by architect and sculptor César Manrique and was a single of his most emblematic operates. It is a 100,000 sq. meter intricate produced up of an synthetic central lake with a collection of pools, gardens, terraces, dining establishments and bars, in which volcanic rock is the dominating feature. A actual demonstration that architecture is not at odds with nature or daily use.

The 1st stage of the task is the general public swimming pools spot. César Manrique’s creative and creative program adapts the total project to the conventional Canary Islands architecture, incorporating components of the indigenous flora, jointly with some of his most authentic sculptures, these kinds of as the mobile known as Los Alisios or La Jibia (the squid), a actual revolutionary piece in the world of children’s play. The pools had been opened in 1971 and consider the sort of two pools for older people and a single for young children, together with two bars, in addition to the technical facilities.

Its achievement was such that, in 1975, the Council of Puerto de la Cruz determined to take on yet another stage of the function. The task is composed of 33,000 sq. meters of infrastructure completely reclaimed from the sea, with a lake with 27,000 mthree of seawater, surrounded by solariums, seashores and gardens. Its central islands, with a variety of fountains which spurt water as if they were sprinklers, are a single of the most valued spots amongst end users, the quantity of which has been on the enhance considering that its opening on April 30, 1977. All around the lake there is a excellent offer of restaurants, bars, seashore bars and, because 2006, it even properties the Casino Puerto de la Cruz.

Really do not overlook: Just a handful of kilometers from Puerto de la Cruz you will locate La Orotava, an idyllic city with architecture dependent on the black stone of Mount Teide, situated inside of the municipality which presents the town its title.

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