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Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote
(4.1/5 based on 2,600+ 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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  • Because the views of the island Graciosa are spectacular. Decorated and conditioning by César Manrique, very nice. Restaurant-cafeteria for snacks, seeing the sights. Souvenir shop. It is worth.
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  • Still a must-see with amazing views, almost 500 m above the sea, you have Vertigo, but if you don't want to get close to the railing, you can enjoy from the dining room with its huge Bay Windows. Everything is well laid out super. Small note but not surprising... There is wind. DO
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  • Viewpoint of the island of La Graciosa and the river. It is worth paying the 4.5 euros enjoy of this huge cliff-side view, the building is a jewel of architecture of interiors which is perfectly integrated into the landscape. It has a beautiful, ideal cafeteria for a coffee. The great facilities.
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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.