If you think you’ve heard of all the best music venues in the world, you might want to check your ears. Here at Prestige, we’ve discovered three of the most unique auditoriums the Canary Islands have to offer.
Although canaries (birds) and the Canaries (islands) don’t have much in common besides the name, there is one thing that relates them to each other: music. The Canary Islands just so happen to have some of the most unusual auditoriums, filled with all different types of musical media. From a cave with Lanzarote resorts nearby to an isolated lighthouse in Gran Canaria, we hope that one of these places will catch your eyes and ears. For more information about booking a visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Now, let the music play.
Adan Martin Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife
The architecture of Adan Martin Auditorio de Tenerife is an experience itself, and almost as amazing as the performances that are held there. The concrete building’s dramatically sweeping roof, reminiscent of a crashing wave, dominates the skyline and evokes feelings of Sydney Opera House.
It is part auditorium, part chamber music hall, and offers varied and high-quality performances, including dance, music, musical theatre, and opera. Explore more of the auditorium by booking a guided tour or attending one of their world-renowned shows. After a lovely night out catching a show, I can personally attest that coming home to a nightcap and a soft best at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey is the ideal way to end your evening.
Classy and cultured, Adnan Martin Auditorio de Tenerife is sure to delight those with an ear for the finer things in life.
San Jameos Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote
To become enlightened, sometimes you have venture into the dark – or, in this case, a cave. San Jameos Cueva de los Verdes is a renovated hideout that was naturally formed because of a volcanic eruption, originally used by locals to shelter themselves from pirates and other invaders. Today, it is a gorgeous auditorium with a mythological look, and a design that plays with its lights and shadows.
Concerts here have amazing, natural acoustics, and tend to be mainly performances of folk and jazz music. We recommend attending a show that features local music or the annual music festival. And if you book a stay in one of our Lanzarote resorts in the Yaiza or Playa de los Pocillos areas, you’ll only be 30 or 40 minutes away from the venue, making a trip to the San Jameos complex a perfect day trip.
For a unique and magical musical experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard before, attend a show at San Jameos Cueva de los Verdes.
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Gran Canaria
Originally a lighthouse built with the purpose of protecting and identifying Las Palmas, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus has since been renovated into an auditorium (and a multi-purpose venue that has hosted conferences and other cultural and social events) that watches over the city. It has the appearance of a stoic and isolated fortress, but inside it has brought people together with some of the most beautiful music in the Canaries. Concerts here have ranged from choirs to orchestras. If you want to be on the doorstep of this isolated auditorium, consider booking a room at the Reina Isabel.
For versatility, history and a 2,750-pipe organ, take a trip to Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.