Islet of Hilario

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Islet of Hilario
Islet of Hilario
This area takes its name from Timanfaya Lanzaroteño Hilario, legendary character, who after the war in the Philippines
lived here as a hermit with the sole company of his camel. Hilario planted a fig tree, but it stuck, never gave any fruit because "the flower could not feed the flame." Inside the restaurant "El Diablo" there is a singular work of art: an artificial "soco" appear glazed camel bones and a fig about black rofe. It is a tribute to the legend of Hilario '
Islet of Hilario
Throughout originate Timanfaya what volcanologists called geothermal anomalies, ie, unusual surface temperatures coming from the basement, specifically a residual shallow magma chamber. The main core of these anomalies is in the Islet of Hilario, where its effects are shown to visitors through geysers, gorse burning or cooking food heat of the volcano.

In the islet of Hilario we find the artistic footprint César Manrique in the restaurant "El Diablo". Made in 1970, this solid has a circular building with glass walls that illuminate the interior and act as a lookout over the volcanic landscape plaza.
Outside, also curved, flows a amurallamiento delimiting the entrance. The whole architectural complex is covered dry stone, carved, enhancing the dark tones of the volcanic material.

 

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