Municipality of San Bartolomé

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Municipality of San Bartolomé
The municipality of San Bartolomé is one of the smallest of Lanzarote. This does not preclude that hosts the international airport of the island,
known by the name "Guacimeta".
The airport, with modern facilities, hosts many daily flights, both regular and charter line, communicates with the other islands of Lanzarote and the main European cities.
The relief of the municipality is varied by soil characteristics, which hosts different types of soil and groundwater volcanic lava. This helps the diverse landscape in this area is located on the ledge of the island.Although coastal façade is scarce, it can find beautiful sandy beaches between Playa Honda and Guasimeta.
It accumulates part of the sand carried by the wind through El Jable.
Monumento Al CampesinoThe agricultural landscape of the interior of St. Bartholomew is of great beauty, as almost all crops are covered with a layer of volcanic ash and lapilli, of an intense black, on which stand the plants green vines, forming a picturesque panorama.
The Lobos area is named after one of the people of the town, occupies the entire northwestern part of the term. It features a huge lake of solidified lava that covers what was once a large basin.
The cultivation of vines in holes sheltered from strong winds by walls of volcanic stone, here reaches its most spectacular. This work requires an enormous effort, it is often necessary to drill up to five or six meters to reach the fertile soil. The desolate aspect, at first glance, these fields offer changes when you travel and discover the vineyards and fig trees hidden in the crevices made ​​by the peasants.
Speaking of St. Bartholomew's sweet potatoes or yams speak of exquisite sweetness. This crop is grown mainly in the Jable, white belt and sand dunes on the move, crossing the island from northwest to southeast, blown by the wind.
Molino de San BartoloméAmong mills wooden towers and the perfect delineation of these growing areas called marine crozes rise the noble buildings of the sixteenth century is in San Bartolomé.
Belong to the City of San Bartolomé other villages we list: Mozaga, El Islote, La Florida, Guime, Playa Honda y Montaña Blanca.

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