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Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote

(4.1/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Lanzarote trip itinerary maker to visit Mirador del Rio on your trip to Lanzarote, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's very rewarding to go there look, although the wind is very cold. We were there in January and it was there but 13 degrees while in Puerto del Carmen 20 degrees. But the view makes up for everything.
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  • Having a coffe with a breth taking views on other islands! Feel a bit like seeing all that from the plane! Beautiful! Included in our x3 atractions for 20euro per person. 
  • Nice place to enjoy a wonderful view of the island the graceful, tickets cost € 4.5 inside there is a bar with panoramic views!
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  • Well worth a visit with amazing views. Sadly this visit was dampened by heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder & lightning. We were however rewarded with sunshine & a rainbow at the end of our visit.
  • We had missed out seeing Mirador on previous visits so made sure we didn't miss out this time around. Cesar Manrique made use of the volcanic forms to create a stunning viewpoint overlooking Isla La Graciosa atop the high cliffs of El Risco. Get there early on a clear day and get yourself some breakfast and enjoy the views. Vertigo sufferers may want to ease themselves cautiously towards the railings.
  • Great views but it is strange to pay to enter a cafe, especially when the food on offer (pre-packed snack type food) is really poor even if it's very reasonably priced. I think it would be better to get rid of the entrance fee and improve the food offerings (with higher prices). Although theyd need to put in a kitchen. Until that happens eat before you go...
  • View is great! Food offer can be improved :) Roads are an adventure !
  • Beautiful view. Includes restaurant. Unclear why this costs euro 4.50 to go to as you can see the same view from the road 100m further.