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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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  • when we were on Lanzarote we drove to this place; it has a lot of parking space; the entrance fee is 4,5 eur per adult. it is no so such a large place to visit but the views are very nice and you can ...  more »
  • Very nice views from the roof, nice place to enjoy the view while having a drink and some food. Be sure to go on a clear day.  more »
  • Enjoyed the fabulous views and also the quirky nature of the building itself. Sat in the window and watched the mist lifting below us. Spectacular.  more »
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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.