Cultural Center and Accomodation in Haria

I am Bettina Bork. Traditional architecture in the style of Cesar Manrique, the encounter of cultures and sustainable tourism are important to me. That is why I founded the Center Arte de Obra in Haria many years ago and has managed it to this day.

For more information about accommodation options in Haria, away from mass tourism, click here.


Proyecto "Lanzarote en Casa"

Documentary "A Wonderful Experiment"

A project of the heart .........A film for a better tourism!

Since 2012 to the present day we have filmed on Lanzarote and in Berlin. Which are in themselves an inventory of an experiment on tourism. In 2015, we already received an important recognition for the project at the tourism fair ITB-Berlin. Currently we are in the last working phase of the film editing. The aim is to be able to submit a documentary film at various European film festivals, to present it to a broad population and to work a bit on better tourism.

The funding of the documentary film went very slowly, as we received no external aid, except a few small private donations. A large part was financed by the vacation rentals of Arte de Obra. However, we will gladly accept further donations .... (more information about project and donation as PDF)

Since we actually succeeded in creating this enormous project ourselves, the film and one of our hopes:  YES, WE CAN

We were not only free of subsidies, but also free in our work.

Haria Society among the 50 places "DE EXELENCIA" worldwide

Honoring the 50th ITB - Berlin 2015 ( Internacional Tourism Fair) in the Jameos del Agua. Presentation and recognition to Haria-Society with the 50 year ITB bear.  For more information

Academia de Ciencia, Ingenierias y Humanidades de Lanzarote

Every year in April will be held in honor and in memory of the artist, environmentalist and builder "Cesar Manrique", various events and actions. These activities are offered free by the Academy ACIHL for the Canarian population and visitors, on Lanzarote - Fuerteventura - Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

The current program can be found here.

Cesar Manrique

Manifest Cesar Manrique

Image: the reading out of Manifest "Dying Lanzarote" by César Manrique 1986 in Auditorium Jameos del Agua.

Texts about Manifest "Dying Lanzarote" César Manrique (PDF)



20 years after César Manrique

A canarien of history. Document from the University Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the honour of the artist César Manrique " Art and Nature"


Demonstration against the construction of a hotel/apartment complex in Puerto del Carmen at the public beach of Los Pocillos in the year 1988. A part of the beach has been taken from  the society and therefore the possibility to walk along the coast in south direction of Lanzarote. Today this building is built and one must accept a detour over the street.

The invisible middle - Lanzarote: César

Movie of 27.12.2010

Fifty years ago in Lanzarote, a visionary artist Cesar Manrique, he knows by intuition that the tourism is the future of the island. But Manrique does not wish a tourism at any price and raises his utopia: to give value to a poor and drie island where the predominant color is the volcanic one.

Juan Carlos Ortega covers the small Canary island discovering his attraction. It tells us how Manrique defends the landscape protection of Lanzarote and of an invisible architecture, integrated in the nature. He is a combative pioneer, an anticipated ecologist who develops his tourist project on the big linen of the island.

The legacy of César Manrique survives him, today his Foundation is overturned in denouncing the corruption and to whom they damage the town-planning norms of the island.
The invisible middle shows how the conviction of a person has turned Lanzarote the island of the utopia. César Manrique yes is a prophet in his ground.

Greetings from Lanzarote

And more ...

NO to the plastic bag

Film of the Biosphere Reserve Lanzarote. " Campaign - goodbye palstic bag"