Mirador del Río (El Río Viewpoint). The best view of the island of La Graciosa

Posted on 31/05/2019 · Posted in Lanzarote News

El Río viewpoint, in the north of Lanzarote, is a work of art located at the top of an imposing cliff. Standing at the wide railing and looking northwards, three small islets can be seen – the Chinijo archipelago – separated from Lanzarote by the strait from which the viewpoint takes its name. The biggest of the islets is La Graciosa, which boasts perfect volcanic cones and a melting pot of ochres and beiges. The combination of islets, sea, sky and sheer depth of the cliff transmits amplitude and freedom.

A viewpoint designed by César Manrique in Haría

The building was designed by the most famous architect from the Canary Islands, César Manrique, who integrated it perfectly in its volcanic surroundings. The interior embraces you with its almost organic curved shapes and surprises by its excellent use of light. Visitors have at hand information panels, telescopes and areas to relax outside. The café serves hot drinks and tropical fruit juices which can be better enjoyed next to the enormous picture windows overlooking the cliff.