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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  • Beautiful views. Worth paying to access (there were people viewing from the sides, which doesn’t reach the end of the island and is unsafe). Bring your jumper, is windy and a bit chilly. We didn’t eat at the cafe but seems ok. Small gift shop if you want a souvenirs. Toilets available. The drive to the area is also nice.
  • Amazing architecture from where you can see a stunning view. The price is worthy and I recommend to buy the ticket that yo can use in many other places. You will save up some money and eventually you will see all of them. Wind is quite moderate on the platform but it's not extremely strong. Don't forget to check the top floor. You have a better view for taking a picture of the island
  • Definitely worth a visit. Reasonable priced for the amazing views from inside. Nice scenic drive up to find it too. We came the straightforward route and returned via the narrow coast road
  • Outstanding views from this tourist hotspot. There is a Cafe inside, which we didn't use and two levels to admire the view, the roof has another raised section which is useful for seeing over the heads of the slow moving / loud / tablet using sloths that are tourists. The building is incredibly neat in design and worth the entry fee in our eyes, but you can appreciate the same view out to sea to the right side if the building.
  • Fantastic views over the Northern part of Lanzorote and the Isle de Graciosa. I had no problem paying the €4.95 entrance fee as it goes toward the upkeep and further investment in the island, and coffee was surprisingly cheaper than expected. We'll worth the visit.
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