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Culture of Las Palmas. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Fotos 2ª Gran Fiesta de la Bicicleta Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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 findings that are worth to be seen during an excursion. In addition to the archaeological artifacts, there is a collection of old photographs, books, archival documents, and objects of art in the museum.
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
The beautiful square Plaza-de-Santa-Ana, next to which Santa Ana Cathedral is situated, is considered the religious center of the city. The spectacular 14th-century building features traditional Gothic style. In the early 19th century, the cathedral was rebuilt, so today it is decorated with a spectacular neo-classical facade. Among other architectural constructions situated close to this area, City Hall and Palacio Episcopal should be mentioned. The latest was built in the early 16th century.
House Museum of Columbus acting as a part of a large-scale exhibition center would be interesting for guests of the island. The great explorer had stayed in that house in 1492. The exposition of the museum tells the story of the development of relations between Canary Islands and America. Copyright
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 … Open
Theater-goers should visit the Perez Galdos Theater, which was opened in 1887. A few years after the opening of the theater, it was badly damaged by fire. It has been fully restored in a short time; today it is one of the most beautiful theaters in the country. In addition to classical performances, the theater often hosts concerts and important social events.
Fotos de la salida de la XXVI edición de la Regata ARC 2011 Las Palmas G.C. A unique attraction is the Canarian village. It is a large open-air museum, which introduces peculiarities of everyday life and culture of the local people to foreigners. Visitors are greeted by owners of the museum dressed in national costumes, making a tour even more interesting. Fans of modern art have to visit CAAM gallery, which regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists and sculptors. Visitors can not only enjoy beautiful masterpieces, but also buy copies of their favorite ones. Curious travelers will enjoy time in the Museum of Science and Technology. There you can not only see the interesting collection of exhibits, but also take part in exciting experiments.
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
Tourists will also like Cicca cultural center where an exciting program is prepared for visitors. Connoisseurs of theatrical art will appreciate performances staged here, those looking for aesthetic enjoyment will be delighted with an art exhibition, and music fans will have a chance to listen to high-quality music at one of the concerts. Of course, the only condition is that one needs to check the following upcoming events so as not to miss an event of interest. Those wishing to experience aesthetic pleasure will be delighted with one more place - Mirador Pico de Bandama, which is the best viewing platform in the region. Extraordinary views fascinate every tourist, leaving the most pleasant impressions in his memory.
Fotos Teatro Perez Galdós Las Palmas de Gran Canaria The Museo Naval de Canarias is also of great interest to travelers. Visitors to the museum can get acquainted with the Canary Islands' maritime history. It occupies a building that once used to be a military base. It is worth noting that it's better to have your ID with you when visiting this institution. Another great place for tourists who want their stay in Las Palmas to be remembered for a long time is Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo, which attracts every visitor to the city with the stunning aroma of tropical plants. It has gathered a beautiful collection of fragrant flowers, each of which boggles the imagination. The garden is completely free of charge. Of no less interest is Doramas Park where you can spend your time enjoying scenic views. Also, here they often hold interesting cultural events, thanks to which one can get acquainted with the multifaceted local culture.
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
A significant religious monument in Las Palmas is Iglesia de Santo Domingo. The shrine was built in the 17th-18th centuries and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in town, both outside and inside (the altar is a particularly remarkable element of interior). Iglesia de Santo Domingo is a monument inherited from the colonial period. The square on which the shrine is located (bears the same name with the church) is equally impressive. The square is remarkable for its beautiful fountain and sculptures of hunting dogs that serve as its main decorations. It is worth noting that the church is also attractive for its calm atmosphere, which is essential for this kind of places.
Firgas "La Villa del Agua" Gran Canaria In Las Palmas, one can discover the Anglican Holy Trinity Church whose history is no less interesting than the history of Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Of particular value are its altar and magnificent stained glass windows. Gabinete Literario cultural center is interesting in Las Palmas from an architectural point of view. It was designed and built in 1883 by López Echegarreta who leaned toward Art Nouveau and therefore chose this style as the predominant one. The building's facade was created under the guidance of Fernando Navarro and Rafael Massanet. The cultural institution's interior amazes everyone who gets inside - stucco molding, sculptures, works of art, elegant staircases - all this is worthy of being part of the palace.
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