The Mirador del Rio is a viewpoint that sits on the island of Lanzarote. This island is one of the Canary Islands.
It is a viewpoint that honors nature in style. It also at the same time an inspiration for modern architecture.
✦ Location of the Mirador del Rio
This is located on the cliff which is approximately more than 400 meters high in the North of Lanzarote Island.
✦ The Architecture
The architect by the name César Manrique was tasked with the building of this viewpoint. This is a project of the 20th century that relies on modern architecture mixed up with nature and art.
The building is embedded in the landscape in that the outer facade camouflages with nature, but still, it has sufficient natural light and the views to the outside.
The shape and the composition of the building rely on steel, concrete, and glass. These strong structural abilities prevent it from collapsing or from causing damage to the building and the viewpoint.
Inside the building, it will wake you to a big surprise of a space that has modern design and art. In this space, there is a restaurant and a gift shop.
Since the completion of the project, the site serves as one of the top tourist attractions in the North of Lanzarote.
✦ The Viewing Bay at the Mirador del Rio
There are a lot of areas to have different panoramic views and from all the sides and they are all stunning. The max of this adventure is observing the area from the rooftop.
This is one of the best views that you can’t miss out on while in Lanzarote. This will blow up your mind because they are great views inside and out wrapped up in a genius architectural design on a cliff.
✦ Some Tips
- This is a photography paradise
- There is a huge free parking area
- You will pay an entrance fee to access the top and it is well worth it