Mirador del Rio Lanzarote

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Outstanding Views Of Lanzarote


Mirador Del Río Is A Beauty Spot Viewing Area at a height of 400 metres.

Mirador del Río is one of César Manrique’s creations. 

It shows a series of architectural and artistic details that shows his determination to combine art and nature into one harmonious concept or peace of art.

Mirador del Rio is located near what is left of an old military base that dates right back to the end of the 19th Century. It is camouflaged and hidden on the rocks in such a subtle way, in which only César Manrique could ever conceive.

At 470 metres high, on El Risco de Famara, which is an extensive cliff that runs lengthways for over 20 kilometres from Punta Fariones, found in the extreme north of the island, to El Morro del Hueso, in the vicinity of Teguise.

Once at Las Peñas del Chache, the cliff reaches its highest point – which is also happens to be the highest point on the island at an altitude of 671 metres (2201 feet in old money)


El Risco de Famara

470 metres high Cliff Face


Mirador del Rio looks over El Río.

The thin stretch of the sea that separates Lanzarote and La Graciosa.

Although very unassuming from the outside, the inside of the viewing spot hides some  surprising details, impressive glass windows, conceived by the artist aiming to increase the effect of the panoramic view, and the monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling challenging gravity its self.

From the atalaya, visitors may look at the Canary Islands eighth Island, La Graciosa, and the small group of islets part of the Chinijo Islands National Park.

At the bottom of the cliff, the burnt orange shades of the salinas del Rio stand out of the landscape, also known as Guza, the oldest ones on the Canary Islands.


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Take a look below at some more of the earths creative works. These volcanic hidden gems of Lanzarote have to be visited, especially early evening with its watercolour sunsets across a landscape of deep blood red and fiery orange colours set into Lanzarote’s own volcanic canvas. A photographers dream landscape.

Mirador del Rio

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Timanfaya National Park

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