I visited Mirador
Del Rio some years ago and I know I should
have been more impressed by the Mirador Del Rio, at the north of the island.
It is yet another of César Manrique’s creations, using the site of an old
gun battery. It is set in the cliffs providing a great views of the
neighbouring small island of Isla La Graciosa. The view from the external
balcony gives a more dramatic situation.
Despite all that,
I did not find it especially fantastic. I didn't even bother
to take a photo.
However in 2015, I
visited it again, to see if I misjudged it. This time, I did take some photos, so you can judge for
yourself. I was still not unduly impressed. Essentially, you are paying to
go to a cafe with a nice view. Although the cost in itself is not huge (4.5
Euros at 2015 prices) , for not a great deal more (1 Euro at 2015 prices),
you can go to (say) the Cactus
Garden which I think is much more interesting
and better value. Still, one man's meat etc.
Situated at the
north-most corner of the LZ-202.
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