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Arrecife Airport, also known as Lanzarote Airport, is an airport serving the island of Lanzarote and the municipality of Arrecife in the Canary Islands, Spain. The airport is located more exactly in San Bartolome, Las Palmas, about 3 miles (5 km) away from Arrecife. The history of Arrecife Airport goes back to 1930, when the need for an aerodrome became obvious. The first aircraft landed on Arrecife Airport in 1941. Since then, Arrecife Airport has known many upgrades and was significantly expanded.
The main airlines operating at Arrecife Airport are Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Australian Airlines, Condor, EasyJet, Iberia, Jetairfly, Luxair, Monarch, Ryanair, Transavia, Thomson Airways, and Vueling. In 2011, Arrecife Airport handled a total passenger traffic of 5,543,744. This impressive figure is due to the fact that Arrecife Airport is one of the main gateways to tourism on the island.
Top Attractions within Arrecife Airport
The Aviation Museum at Arrecife Airport was established in 2002, after numerous locals and tourists expressed an interest in the island's aviation heritage. Therefore, the Guacimeta passenger terminal was turned into an aviation museum which provides a great insight into the history of aviation on the island.
Castle of San Juan is an impressive fortress built between 1776 and 1779 as a defense against pirates. Nowadays, the castle contains an art museum, art gallery and restaurant. The museum and art gallery put on display numerous items and art works. After seeing them, you can enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant.
Castle of San Gabriel is a medieval castle built in the late 16th century on a small offshore island. The castle and the city of Arrecife are connected by the bridge Puente de Las Bolas. Make sure you also visit the castle by night. The scenery is impressive!
Restaurants. Arrecife is a great provider of culinary opportunities that will surely satisfy every tastebud. Some of the best restaurants in the city are Restaurante Lilium, Superguay, Chef Nizar, Emmax, L'Opera, Macaroni, Pizzeria Dagigi, and Casa Ginory.