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Muñique

Muñique

Muñique is a smaller village than the ones surrounding it, but with the same magic and tranquillity. Its handful of buildings look towards Soo and the Risco de Famara. A small church stands out in the middle of the village at the foot of the road.

Faced with a shortage of rainfall, the Lanzarote farmer works his land by covering it with a 10 cm thick layer of volcanic charcoal, which allows it to collect the humidity from the air and the morning dew and prevents it from evaporating in the heat of the sun. But in this area something called jable is also used. This is sand displaced here by the wind, with similar properties to the volcanic charcoal known as rofe.

Around Muñique and Soo we can see some dunes and the cultivation, using both jable and rofe, of different traditional products such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, watermelons, melons, lentils, etc. And keeping watch over this landscape is the mount of El Cuchillo (The Knife), thought to be Lanzarote’s oldest crater.

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