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Sightseeing in Las Palmas - what to see. Complete travel guide

Las Palmas is a town on the Gran Canaria Island. The city is the island’s capital, the largest city of the whole archipelago and the largest port of Spain. The population of the city estimates 370 thousands of people.
Las Palmas has an excellent shopping center Centro Comercial Las Arenas. It is quite small in comparison with many European malls but still offers a great variety of goods. It houses large … Open
Las Palmas features wide choice of hotels, restaurants, concert halls, night clubs, and, of course, picturesque beaches. The life in Las Palmas is full of various cultural events. All year long here take place numerous celebrations and festivals.
The city was founded in 1478 and it managed to keep the buildings of that time in its Vegeta quarter. Here you can see the Cathedral built in 1497. The church is built in the gothic style inside, while its exterior is made in the neoclassic style. Travellers are also offered to visit the House of Columbus that is located in a beautiful residence of first governors of the island. It keeps historical relics of the Columbus era. In the Canary Museum you will be able to see the items referred to the pre-Spanish epoch of art. Medieval living houses have also survived in Vegeta quarter. These are cozy and charming buildings with balconies made of Canary pine. The houses are decorated with carvings and hidden inner yards. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Las Palmas is famous for its picturesque parks which are sure to please vacationers with children. One of the most picturesque is the Jardin Canario Park. It will be an ideal place for … Open
You can also visit the luxurious Doramas Park, which is also the location of the Canary village. The village is the creation of Nestor de la Torre, a famous painter-symbolist who has created the Canary architectural style. In this park you can see wonderful nature of the Gran Canary Island. While walking in this park you can go to the Julio Navarro municipal swimming pool or Santa Catalina hotel that is equipped with a casino.
Fotos "San Cristóbal, Sabor a Mar" - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Visitors of Las Palmas are also offered to visit the museum of Pérez Galdós and museum of Nestor painter.

And, of course, we cannot fail to tell about Las-Canteras Beach, the most beautiful beach of the Canary Islands. This beach occupies the territory of 4 kilometers of gold sand separated from surf by an underwater reef.
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There are more than three hundred restaurants, cafes and bars on the island, and each place is trying to attract visitors with special treats. The Deliciosa Marta restaurant is very popular … Open
One of the most popular cultural centers of the city is the Atlantic Center for Contemporary Art. The opening of this center was held in 1989. Initially, its collection was based on a compilation of works of art donated by the capital's municipality. Today, the museum presents exhibits from various countries of the world. In total, you can see about 2 600 paintings by famous African, American and European painters. The center often hosts various exhibitions and cultural events. There is also a large library in which about 57,000 volumes of literature are stored.
Fotos del crucero Oriana en el muelle de Santa Catalina de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria One of the most unusual architectural attractions is the Alfredo Kraus Hall. The construction of this unusual building began in 1993 and lasted three years. Today, the International Film Festival and other cultural events of world standard are held every year in the impressive building. Literally all year round, the hall holds exhibitions, concerts of classical music and other events, which can be visited by absolutely all tourists.
More than twenty colorful festivals are held in Las Palmas during the year. Those are bright carnivals and music concerts, fairs and religious celebrations; all national holidays would be … Open
The ideal place to get acquainted with the traditions of the island will be the Canary Museum, which was founded in 1879. Now among hundreds of exhibits, you can see unique pagan attributes, mummies, ceramics and other archeological artifacts that were discovered in the Canary Islands.
Las Palmas de G.C., Auditorio Fans of theatrical art will have the opportunity to visit the Theater of Peres Galdos. It is in a very picturesque area, not far from the coast. The very first theater was built here in the middle of the 19th century. For many years, it was constantly rebuilt and reconstructed. In 1918, the building of the theater was completely destroyed by fire, and the new theater was completed only by 1928. Since then, the theater has remained almost unchanged. Its distinctive feature is a chic design, in which the features of modernism are combined with elements of decoration in the Renaissance style.
The major attraction of the island is El Museo Canario founded in 1879. It is located in a beautiful historic building. Its spacious rooms host priceless collection of archaeological … Open
The most popular walking place in the city for nature lovers is Jardin Canario's Garden. It is quite large, and has special tracks for pedestrians and cyclists. In the garden, you can see many exotic plants, as well as an extensive collection of cacti, on the background of which tourists like to be photographed. Despite the huge popularity of the garden, it always has a very calm and soothing atmosphere.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Las Palmas
♥   Shopping area ' Calle Mayor de Triana' Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Las Palmas
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Francisco' Canary Islands, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Cristóbal' Canary Islands, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Santa Catalina' Canary Islands, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Luz' Canary Islands, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 88.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Las Palmas
♥   Cave 'Cueva del Barranco Hondo' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva del Lago' , 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Pilancones' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Tamadaba' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva Cerdaña' , 90.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Spain: things to see

The city of Seville is a very interesting place from a historic point of view. The city is also rich in numerous historic and cultural landmarks. Santa Maria Cathedral is worth a separate mention. The cathedral is a beautiful example of architecture of the 15th century. Construction of the sanctuary started in 1402 and lasted almost a hundred years. The decoration of the facade and creation of frescoes inside the church took the majority of time. Travelers are welcome to see the result of such hard work. In the cathedral they will see beautiful statues, grandiose main altar and the Royal Chapel decorated with gilding and elegant drawings. The cathedral is built on a site of an ancient mosque, and it's still possible to see the remains of the original building. It's a small square named Orange Yard, which is surrounded by a big park and is perfect for walks on a hot day. … Open
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