Just settle down with a good book and a cool drink on the beach and wait for the dinner in the hotel, is no longer enough for many tourists. Their holiday should be enriching. They want to make new experiences and learn something. This means a balanced combination of culture, sightseeing, sun, shopping and lots of fun in a stylish nightlife. And this can be attained fantastically in the capital town of Gran Canaria. A lot of things to do in Las Palmas are waiting for you.
City breaks or beach holidays?
Las Palmas enables you both! The largest city of the Canary Islands offers its visitors many sights, museums, numerous shopping opportunities, a lively nightlife and a great beach. This ensures a lot of variety.
In the picturesque old town of “Vegueta”
is home to the Santa Ana Cathedral built in 1497. It is the seat of the Bishop of the Canary Islands. The old town hall, a classicist building from 1853 and the Casa de Colón, where the Columbus Museum is housed, are located in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral.
The district of “Triana”
is characterized by the beautiful facades of the 19th century buildings. This is where to shop, as is the main shopping street is located here. If you lose yourself in the side streets, you will find a few great little designer boutiques besides the usual big fashion chains.
Between the port and the beach “Las Canteras”
you will find the city district Santa Catalina with its beach promenade lined with restaurants, terraces cafés and shops. Here you will also find a varied entertainment program many nights. And many of the hip bars are located here.
In the several interesting museums such as the “Casa Colon”, the “Museo Canario” and the science museum, “Museo Elder” the visitor of the island capital Las Palmas is given a great insight into the Canarian art and culture of the past as well as the present.
Therefore it won’t certainly get boring during your city break – the program will rather be somewhat too full.
As we all know, you will get to know a city best when you explore it with a local person during one of the Las Palmas tours. So take advantage of the knowledge of our Las Palmas and Gran Canaria experts and get all the insiders information…