Admire the landscape.
This is the first thing you’ll do once you pass through the entrance. Once you reach the large cafe lounge, its big windows will welcome you with an unparalleled view of the Chinijo Archipelago.
Its windows, concave and leaning slightly forward, will make looking out from there to enjoy the views seem like looking into another galaxy through a wormhole: being so far and, at the same time, so close, it seems that you could touch each islet located in front of you.
On clear days, you will have La Graciosa, Alegranza, Roque del Oeste, Montaña Clara and Roque del Este at stone’s throw. If you look below, you will see the arm of the sea that separates Lanzarote from La Graciosa, which the viewpoint is named after.
A perpendicular slope makes it clear why it is called Risco de Famara (Cliff of Famara), so if you have a fear of heights, don’t look down towards the bottom of the precipice.
Once you have enjoyed the amazing panoramic views from the windows, continue investigating inside the premises.
You’ll discover statues made by local artists and you’d be surprised to see how naturally Manrique managed to fuse architectural forms in such a way that they naturally appear out of nowhere. For example, there is a winding staircase that rises majestically in the interior. If it were not for the wooden steps, it would seem like the passage opens as you are placing your foot to go upstairs.
In the upper area, following the path guided by a spiral stairway, you will find a charming gift shop with handmade items from the island. Yet a bit higher, you can get out to a roof through a magnificent skylight.
Outside, the viewpoint is surrounded by a terrace that looks like a ship deck; here, you can scan the horizon while feeling the sea breeze on your face.
However, a warning to seafarers: If you have altitude sickness, it might be better to enjoy the view from safely behind the windows. There is no need to have a bad time.
Also, if you’d like to see and watch the clouds while sipping on your favourite beverage, there is a cafe inside where you can treat yourself.