Isle of Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Vacation and holidays in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas mapLas Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of Gran Canaria. As this, it is the largest city on Gran Canaria with about 380.000 inhabitants. It also has the largest port of all islands which is internationally known.

The places you should visit when you are here are:

• the "Las Canteras Beach"

• the pedestrian street of "Triana" with its shops and

• the old town of Las Palmas which would be the entire neighbourhood of "Vegueta" with the church of "Santo Domingo" and the canarian museum, the "Museo Canario"

In additon, the cathedral of Santa Ana and the boulevard Calle Mayor de Triana in Las Palmas are also very popular destinations for culture-interested visitors.

This attracts visitors with its unique cathedral of Santa Ana in the old town. It is the largest and oldest church in Gran Canaria. It was built in 1500 as a sign of the conquest of Gran Canaria by the Spaniards. But it has been finally finished 1781.

Cathedral Las Palmas
Cathedral Santa Ana in the Old Town of Las Palmas

The space in front of the Cathedral, the Plaza de Santa Ana, attracts the tourists with its beautiful buildings from different eras that surrounded this place.

seaview Las Palmas Gran Canaria
The seaview from Las Palmas on a windy day

Castillo de la Luz, Las Palmas Gran Canaria
The Castle Castillo de la Luz in Las Palmas

Cultural Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Culture everywehre: historic places in Las Palmas are worth visiting


Vegueta, the old town of La Palmas

If you are here on the isle and you're planing to take a trip to Las Palmas, we would highly recomend you the 'old part' of the city, Vegueta.

In this beautiful area, which is being renewed to be only pedestrian, you can find the market of Vegueta and several restaurants in which you can enjoy typical canarian food. I personally would recomend you "El HerreƱo".

You can also find the "house of Columbus" in Vegueta which is a museum about Chistopher Columbus. It is located directly behind the cathedral of Santa Ana. Today this house is a museum. Other buildings associated with Columbus in context are in Las Palmas.

The streets of Vegueta are very beautiful, have a look:

Vegueta, Gran Canarias' spirit.   Vegueta Plaza, Gran Canarias' spirit.

Portal Vegueta   Vegueta Art