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Cave Cueva Pintada

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

On the isle of Gran Canaria has been made one of the most important arqueological discoveries about the aborigins called los Guanches.

Cueva Pintada (painted cave) is a real jewel, which is telling us a lot about the natives called Los Guanches.

The cave has been discovered in 1862, when the discovery not has been seen as important. The real discovery has found place in 1873 by a farmer named Jose RAmos Orihuela. When he was working on … Read the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: Gáldar, Guanches, Places to visit

Discovering Gran Canaria

Monday, March 9th, 2009

On the isle of Gran Canaria you can choose beteween a huge offer of excursions, trips and leisure time activities.

Gran Canaria ist adequate for activity holidays and sports.

Today we have two tips for ventures and leisure time activities on Gran Canaria.

In the range you find a trip to Las Palmas, on wich you can discover the capitol of Gran Canaria, with its famous quarter of La Vegueta full of shops and sights. … Read the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Locations, Places to visit, Sports, Trips, Watersport

Nothern coast, on the traces of the aboriginals

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

If you are interested in getting in touch with native canarian people you should visit the nothern coast of the island.

In Arucas they are distilling original canarian rum. You should have a shot at this. It’s delicous!

Between Gáldar and Agaete you will find a lot of caves. These are the places, the aboriginal Canarians, called “Guanches“, were living in.

The most spectacular one, I think, is the “Cueva Pintada” placed in GáldarRead the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Agaete, Arucas, Gáldar, Guanches, Places to visit, San Bartolomé

Big Fiesta on San Juan

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

San Juan Bonfire

Don’t get alarmed, if you are on holiday on Gran Canaria in June, if the entire island seems to be submerged in chaos with bonfires everywhere. We are neither under attack nor have been hit by a meteor shower.

I higly recomend you, wherever you are on the isle, but specially those near to the Playa del Ingles (San Bartolomé) and the Canteras Beach (Las Palmas) to visit these beaches around 12:00 PM.

Like every … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Cultural Events, Las Palmas, Pictures, Places to visit, Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé

Dia de Canarias

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007


May 30th is the ‘dia de canarias‘, that is literally, the canaries day. The ‘dia de canarias’ celebrates the aniversary of the first session of the canarian parliament held in 1983, 10 months after we were publicly declared an autonomous region.

A lot of municipalities decorate the streets and organize special events. I would like to focus on th municipality of Mogan, where there’ll be a lot of interesting things done. Today will be the official start … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Cultural Events, Places to visit, Trips
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