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. 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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  • August 20, 2017
    At the top of the very windy, but the view is breathtaking. The island of La Graciosa beautiful presents itself in all its glory. It is worth to come and look at the ocean and steep cliffs, this little island.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Essential to also visit the Mirador del Rio, from where you can see Isla Graciosa < 3 bar and venue is great. In addition, the parking is free.
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  • August 19, 2017
    On the day i visited all i could see were clouds. My kids had the choc fudge cake though. Which they loved  more »
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  • Well worth the trip. Great views but make sure the place is not covered in cloud. We had good coffee and superb apple tart. ...as well as great views
  • One oc the best places to visit in Lanzarote. entry price is reasonable and well worth it. We dis not eat in a cafe but sent to orzola town which has plenty of cafes to choose from..
  • I found this really enjoyable. I was lucky enough to visit on a beautiful day in December. The vistas were extensive in all directions. Apart from seeing La Graciosa and the island behind, I could see huge distances along the north coast and down to the south coast too. Seeing so much natural beauty creates a very tranquil atmosphere, particularly from the upper observation terrace. I would recommend everyone to go straight upstairs in good conditions, when you arrive, rather than sit looking through the "eyes", as you get a much better perspective from up there. The building itself is also interesting, because of the large windows and spaces, but also because it is virtually hidden inside the rocks and looks very natural from outside. I found the food and drinks at the cafe reasonably priced and very tasty. There are toilets available on the main terrace and the main floor and terrace are completely accessible. Parking is free. I don't think the €4.50 entry is so bad. Yes you can get a similar view nearby for free, but it would be a shame to travel so far and miss visiting such a unique building.
  • Nice views, nice building, cafeteria mmmh, toilettes, I think it's a must. It is fresh, open, clear can be covered from the wind if you like.
  • Gorgeous view from up there. There's a restaurant on site but it is a little expensive. You can buy a multipass to enter most the island's attractions and save money.

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