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Isla de Lanzarote General: 60 reviews and 57 photos

  Famara's rose coloured cliffs
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Favorite thing: The original name of Lanzarote before the Spanish consquest is Tite-Roy-Gatra, which translates as Rose-coloured-Hill.

Lancelloto Malocello, a trader who arrived on the island in 1312, is credited with making its presence known to the European powers of the time. The name Lanzarote got written on to maps after his name (lancelloto).

The original inhabitants of the Canaries are known as the Gaunches, all the islanders spoke a similar language with slight variations on each island.

The Gaunches had a hierarchy; the royal family, noblemen and the farmers at the bottom.

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2009
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