The Mirador del Río viewpoint is around 479 metres high and is one of César Manrique’s most iconic works. The Lanzarote artist created a truly unique place, that perfectly reflects nature, beauty, and art, to offer those visiting this viewpoint a place to fully embrace El Río, the stretch of water that separates Lanzarote and La Graciosa, and the beautiful landscape that surrounds the island.
Manrique thought about the protection of this natural setting, trying to make it appear completely unchanged, so that everybody would want to come to enjoy this magical spot. That is why he built a restaurant into the mountainside along with two domes that he buried, and which are now covered in grass.
The viewpoint has countless views, with different terraces and windows from where you can enjoy the delights of the natural setting. On one side is a huge circular window looking out over the sea. On the other is an outdoor walkway and a high terrace that you can reach by climbing up a stunning winding staircase.