Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Spanish pearl in the Atlantic

Set in the northeast of the Gran Canaria island, Las Palmas enjoys the perfect geographic location and weather. Tourism has been the driving force of the city, whose beaches of golden sand and crystal-clear water are an irresistible attraction for countless travellers. The cultural heritage, the nature sports, the traditional cuisine and the endemic landscape turn Las Palmas into a unique city full of life.
Where
Alfredo Kraus Auditorium
(Canteras Beach)
When
May 22, 23 and 24, 2020
Las Palmas

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Leisure port, "Playa de las Canteras" and neuralgic points

Kids’ Race

Fan Zone with activities

Places and monuments

What to do?

Las Canteras beach

Enjoying the sea and the temperature

Las Canteras is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches in Spain. Along more than three kilometres of fine sand, Las Palmas inhabitants and tourists both can enjoy the sea and the heat of the Canary climate. The perfect place to practice water sports, contemplate a unique ecosystem or simply relax.

Las Canteras beach

Enjoying the sea and the temperature

Cathedral of Santa Ana

History and culture of Las Palmas

Located in the Old Town, the Cathedral of Santa Ana presides over the Vegueta Quarter. The Gothic and Neoclassical building from the 16th century, along with the Santa Ana square just in front, is a must-see site to learn the history of Las Palmas.

Cathedral of Santa Ana

History and culture of Las Palmas

Vegueta and Triana

The city genuine districts

Vegueta and Triana are two historical quarters of Las Palmas, separated by the Guiniguada gully. Vegueta was the political centre, whereas Triana was the economic engine of the city. Two interesting faces of Las Palmas which are worth a complete visit.

Vegueta and Triana

The city genuine districts

Columbus’ House

From Las Palmas to the New World

Christopher Columbus took a stopover in Las Palmas harbour in three of his four trips to America. In his first travel, he stayed in the Governor’s house, which nowadays has become a museum where people can find information on his trips, the trades with America and the evolution of the city.

Columbus’ House

From Las Palmas to the New World

Jardín Canario

The island endemic flora

On the outskirts of Las Palmas, there is the Botanical Garden “Viera y Clavijo”, a green space where the typical canary vegetation can be observed. With more than 27 hectares, it is the largest garden in Spain and the perfect place to enjoy a nice walk in the middle of the nature.

Jardín Canario

The island endemic flora

El Confital

Nature in its pure state

The rocky coastline of La Isleta and the waters of the Atlantic join to create the beach of El Confital, a protected natural area at the end of the seafront promenade. Currently, swimming is not allowed, but approaching the zone to contemplate the magnificent view of Las Canteras is worth the effort.

El Confital

Nature in its pure state