En Canarian Transfer we offer to everyone visiting the island, the best transfers from the airport and the most complete excursions. In this way, we guarantee a complete and comfortable travel experience. Among all the options, the visit to the Mirador del Rio in Lanzarote, it is one of the most demanded.
Where is the Mirador del Río
To visit the Mirador del Río is needed to go the north of Lanzarote. The Mirador is ubicaded in the municipality of Haria.
The Mirador del Río is on the top of the Risco de Famara, more than 400 metres upon the sea level. This allow to offer an impressive view of the Risco de Famara and of the Natural Park of Chinijo Archipelago.
Why is called Mirador del Río?
It is called in this way because it’s a viewpoint ubicated just in front of "El Río". The part of the sea that separates Lanzarote from La Graciosa Island it’s called in this way. The zone is so special also because in the past , several romans and Phoenicians boats use to leave. These trips are attested by the numerous archaeological remains found in the area.
The artist took advantage of the site of a former military battery of the 19th century, the Batteries of the River, to establish his viewpoint.
You can appreciate the stamp of Manrique. He is an artist of big magnitude who could integrate art and nature. In fact the camouflages of the mirador it is perfectly integrated with the surroundings.
Reasons to visit the Mirador del Río
There are several reasons that make the Mirador del Río so special.
First of all, as we previously mentioned the location is impressive. The view is wonderful and everyone during the stay in Lanzarote should visit it.
An other reason is the possibility to admire one of the magic creations of Manrique. Outside the building it is barely visible. A kind of semicircular stone amphitheater receives the visitor, who does not know what he will find inside.
However, when you enter inside you will discover large windows that offer unique panoramic views. It is the Mirador's eyes.
Manrique took advantage of the raw material of the area to create a different space, full of magic and light. There are many details that make it special.
Among them, the two large hanging sculptures that defy the law of gravity. They are made with scrap metal and recycled elements. The great Manrique was capable of creating art with nothing, and these sculptures are a good example.
On the other hand, the Mirador allows the view of the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago and the impressive salt pans of the River, also known as Salinas Guza. These are the oldest saltpans of all Canary Islands. The Mirador del Río count with a cafetería that allows to relax just close the big window of the mirador. Of course it’s a unic experience.
Discovering the Mirador del Río with Canarian Transfer
As Canarian Transfer we offer different excursions to discover the Mirador del Rio. Among that the North Tour and the César Manrique Tour. Our excursions are the best way to discover every interesting corner of the island. Remember that the Mirador del Río is a very demanded tour. For this reason, book soon your favourite excursion in order no to reserve your seat.