Centro de Artesania La Antigua Escuela de Yaiza

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Centro de Artesania La Antigua Escuela de Yaiza

Centro de Artesania La Antigua Escuela de Yaiza
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Coffee Shops
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Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Craft Shops Center with 6 shops and a bar-cafeteria in the center of Yaiza. Excellent place to relax, shop and eat at the city tour. Here you can find different gifts and handmade souvenirs, such as shoes, pottery, clothes, jewelry or Lanzarote wines. At the bar you can enjoy traditional Canarian food, good coffee and homemade cakes. The building dates from the 18th century, and was the home of a well-known family from the village. It was used as a school until the 1970s. It was completely restored and remodeled as a craft center in 1999 by Mr. Klaus Piesch, a German national, maintaining the original structure and the lines of the traditional architecture of Lanzarote.
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JUDITH M
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Having visited this delightful little community of individual shops yesterday I too experienced the rudeness of the woman in the clothes shop at the back. Who does she think she is? I would suggest that the other shop owners who are all very welcoming and friendly ask her to move her shop elsewhere as she will put people off from visiting. I worked in fashion retail for many years and you should NEVER judge a book by it’s cover.
Written 27 February 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland22,325 contributions
Feb 2022
Yaiza is one of the prettier villages of Lanzarote, although quite spread out and with not much of a center, unlike Teguise or Haria. A place to have a break here, after walking around, is the old school building 'Antigua Escuela', now a place with some boutiques and a snack-café.

We sat down in the open courtyard and from the confectionery we ordered a café cortado and a café solo together with a cheese cake for my wife and an apple crumble for me. It was all very good, also the coffee from the Italian roastery Borbone in Napoli.

My wife took time as well to visit the boutiques, most of them run by foreign ladies, living since many years on Lanzarote, which was a chance to have some interesting talks. Most products displayed were personally or locally designed and produced and were of good quality, according to my knowledgeable wife.
Written 24 February 2022
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Jonathn J
Las Vegas, NV22 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Excellent atmosphere really nice and relaxed in the courtyard. Really good service. Recommend a visit.
Written 21 December 2019
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Jonathan G
4 contributions
Dec 2019
There is a cafe and several artisan shops selling crafts, jewellery and clothes. Nothing wrong with it but not much to see.
Written 10 December 2019
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Magda M
Sztutowo, Poland33 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
during our Lanzarote trip we have eaten there very tasty sizzling prawns and grilled pulpa. what is worth mentioning - great customer service made this place heart-stealing. if you're hungry - just go there. i give you my recommendation.
Written 5 November 2019
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HelsinkiMaria
Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
First time I went to El Centro de Artesanía on 2017 and found this little artesanal shop at the back that was selling scarfs, clothes, jewellery and paintings. The young girl working there was absolutely adorable. So beautiful, friendly and welcoming. She said it was a family business and the owner of the shop and the designer was her mother in law, a German lady. I fell in love with the shop and was looking forward to go back there. A year later, in 2018 I went back there and was not able to enter the shop because this German woman, the owner, was there and was very rude to me as soon as I asked if I could take a look at the shop. She was not only unfriendly, but very negative and screaming at me. I left with very bad sensation without visiting the shop. This year I went to Lanzarte again and we stopped by the Artisan center again. The other shops there are beautiful and people working there are friendly. After taking a cup of coffee I went to the toilet at the back of the center, being 6 months pregnant, I needed to use it a couple of times while being there. Suddenly the same German lady appeared asking me what I was doing in the toilet and if I took anything at the cafe to have a right to enter. In the meantime I wanted to enter her shop and she started screaming at me again saying that she works day and night and that she has a right to open a shop when she wants. It was an absolutely horrible experience once again. I will never go back and will recommend to everyone not to support this business where the owner is so irrespective to the customers. I hage now seen a few other reviews of this shop where I saw how this lady has treated other people.
Written 28 October 2019
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sunny-sky-traveller
Edinburgh, UK565 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
We've been here often since the artisan shop closed down the road. The cafe is great and very friendly owner. Great cheesecake and fab ginger lemonade. Be careful of entering shop selling scarves - I now have 3 and can be over persuasive!
Apart from that a lovely stopping place, but the cafe is the best.
Written 13 October 2019
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alchermist
Southport, UK3,541 contributions
Sep 2019
As you travel round Lanzarote you will see in almost every gift shop ceramic plaques, this is the place that does the best ones, there is also a small selection of other shops selling jewellery, wine, and Art, fantastic Tapas bar but avoid the clothes shop right at the back, its owner is a bit creepy to say the lest, but all in all a great place for that more upmarket gift or souvenir.
Written 27 September 2019
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suzybop
Skerries, Ireland52 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
My sister and I are visiting Yaiza for a week and whilst out for a walk went into the "designer" clothes store. upon entering the store a lady approached us and asked had we been in her store before to which we replied no. she then proceeded to tell us that she was the designer and that her store was high end and if we didnt mind touching her clothes. we were so shocked we simply just left. afterwards we felt we had to write this review to let the owners of this centre know how unwelcoming this lady was to tourists which I presume keeps her shop trading
Written 20 August 2019
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nigsy116
Bideford, UK134 contributions
Aug 2019
Stopped off from the local bus between Matagorda and Playa Blanca to have a wander around Yaiza. Looking for some lunch so we popped in for tapas.
Probably up there with the best we've eaten on the island; the polpo de los plancher (grilled octopus) was amazing as was the meatballs and the prawns, well everything!! Best bit was a very refreshing lemon and ginger drink with mint leaves stirred into it. Fantastic.
Written 12 August 2019
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