Museum of Aloe Vera in Lanzarote. Everything you need to know.
There are many things that can make your holiday on the island of Lanzarote unforgettable. You can enjoy sun and sand and discover the most beautiful beaches of the island, you can enjoy its volcanoes, or discover the island by excursions.
One of the special experiences that you can have on Lanzarote is visiting its Museum of Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera, the spiky green plant touted for its medical properties already during the times of ancient Egypt, Alexander the Great and Aristotle. This plant has been rediscovered by the scientists only in 20th century. Now it’s a well-known remedy for skin conditions, including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores. However, this is only the top of the iceberg of the benefits of aloe vera.
Museum of Aloe Vera? Tell me more!
This attraction is much more than only a museum. In fact, it is the unique Aloe Vera Interpretation Centre existing in the Canary Islands archipelago, and it has been declared as a Center of Tourist and Cultural Interest. By taking a tour there, you will grant yourself an extensive tour of the history, cultivation, production and care of this miraculous plant.
The museum is spread among the Canary Islands. Its greatest part is located on Lanzarote, in the 4 different villages: Arrieta, Punta Mujeres, Yaiza, Teguise. You will also find this museum on the islands of La Graciosa and Tenerife (La Esperanza).
The first visitor centre was opened in 2008 in Arrieta, Haría on the Lanzarote island, and has educated thousands of curious tourists since then.
What can I see in the museum?
In the museum of Aloe Vera, you will discover the history and culture of this plant, you will learn about the production system used for growing and harvesting aloe vera, and you will also get to know different types of uses of this magical plant, its application and medical use for therapeutic treatmets for skin, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bones and more.
Besides Aloe Vera, the first museum of Aloe Vera in Arrieta invites its guests to discover interesting facts about salt, cochineal and orchil in specially dedicated to these elements rooms.
Also, you can enjoy a thematic video produced in 6 languages and played for the guests in the audiovisual room of the museum.
How much is the entrance?
Nothing, the entrance to the museum of Aloe Vera is free of charge. You will also have at your disposal a free guide service in different languages.
The museum is open all year round, from Monday to Saturday, and has an easy access for people with reduced ability. Also you can buy the different types of aloe vera products in the museum, such as aloe cream and aloe vera juice.
Now that you know everything you need about the Museum of Aloe Vera, don’t wait around and plan your trip! We wish you to have a great time and enjoy the island.