Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote

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Designed by an artist, Mirador del Rio is a viewpoint perched 475 m (1,558 ft) on the Batería del Río. Once a lookout for ships landing clandestinely on the shore, this location was used to represent an alien planet in the BBC's "Doctor Who.” At the cafe lookout, you can view the island of La Graciosa. The gift shop located next to the cafe is built into the volcanic rock that makes up the small mountain. Using our world travel planner, Orzola attractions like Mirador del Rio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The place is beautiful, the cost of entry not too high even if the visit lasts a very short time to some pictures. Still worth it and do only one day of full sun, otherwise you can not see anything. The only drawback, a coffee €1.80, a burglary.
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  • Admission fees. Nice modern building, but which is integrated in the site. View overlooking the island of Graciosa, the cliff doing several hundred meters. Under the Sun, beautiful view on the color of water and boat traffic between the 2 Islands. It is possible to quench their thirst with a nice view and enjoy the show.
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  • This place is breathtaking, the building initially built into the cliff and the views of the Graciosa island. Bring warm clothes! To start, if you're driving, take the path that runs along the coast (not really one-way but your sense of traffic has priority), the view is magnificent.
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  • Loved this place and well worth a visit. It was busy, but it's easy to see why as the views are absolutely spectacular. Make sure you attend on a clear day!
  • A beautiful place and definitely worth the price (5€ for adults). Amazing views and great architecture which is perfect for this place. And it’s got to be said that you do not have the same view for free from the street cause you miss the whole look around the corner. I would not be stingy here ;-)
  • If you're expecting to see a house, you may be disappointed. Expect a really cool cafe. One so cool in fact that you have to pay to go into. The view from the cafe and from the terrace are amazing so you won't feel too ripped off.
  • Some amazing views & you can do it from inside the place built into the volcano, like a James bond baddies lair. So you don't get buffeted by the crazy winds. A small restaurant serves sandwiches, coffee & truly good apple pie. Recommended €5 to get in.
  • Don't stop here! Go passed it on the small road about few hundred feet. You will find a place on your left to park the car. Then you can cross the road to the sheer drop and fantastic view. Just don't looook down....

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