The historical centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in Vegueta, an area with a colonial architecture, in which the Plaza de Santa Ana and, at its extremes, the Casas Consistoriales and the Cathedral stand out.
The museums (the Casa de Colón, in the old Casa del Gobernador and dedicated to his journey, the discoverer and his time; the Canarian Museum, with the aboriginal legacy; the contemporary Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno and San Martín Centro de Cultura Contemporánea; and the Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós, in the Calle Mayor de Triana, anteroom to Vegueta) make up the cultural offer of an environment that also includes buildings such as the Ermita de San Antonio Abad, the place where the sailor prayed before crossing the Atlantic.
In addition, Vegueta, Triana and the surrounding area are currently home to a wide range of restaurants, ideal for the visitor to have a complete experience in the old city.
The capital of Gran Canaria has become a destination with a rich gastronomic tradition in the 21st century. An extensive menu that includes typical local cuisine (wrinkled potatoes, pig's feet, sea and land products, Canary Island cheeses...), and a review of these dishes from a contemporary perspective.
In addition, the city stands out for its great offer of restaurants and bars with different gastronomic ranges, and delicacies suitable for all palates. This is especially appreciated if you travel with your family.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria stands out for the uniqueness of its beaches:
Las Canteras, one of the most important urban beaches in Spain, has won several national and international quality awards, including the Q for Tourism Quality. It stretches from La Puntilla to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, a three-kilometre route in which several areas can be distinguished, each with its own peculiarities.
El Confital beach is located on the peninsula of La Isleta, a protected natural landscape, and is the natural extension of Las Canteras beach. It is admired for the cleanliness of its waters, the beauty of its rocks and cliffs and the tranquillity it offers to swimmers.
Next to the city's sports dock, bordered by a promenade and flanked by two of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's yacht clubs, is Las Alcaravaneras beach. The tranquillity of its waters, sheltered by Puerto de La Luz and Las Palmas, allows the practice of different sports at sea.