Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island of Gran Canaria. Situated just
20 Km from the airport, it is one of the touristic enclave that worth to be
visited. Today as Canarian Transfer we will tell all that you should know about
tourism in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
of the big pro of visiting Las Palmas is its exceptional climate. The annual average temperature is about 22 ºC. In winter it is between 17
and 20ºC, while in summer it reaches 27ºC.
A town with history
Las Palmas count of the main
administrative services of the island and also of historical buildings.
1478 chaptain Juan Rejón conqured the island and he founded the town of Las
Palmas. The first neighborhood was called Real de Las Palmas, located by the actual
neighborhood of Vegueta, a place that you cannot miss.
Vegueta, a neighborhood
to fall in love with
the neighborhood Vegueta there are the main touristic attractions of Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria. There you can visit important buildings such as the Cathedral
of Las Palmas and Casa de Colón.
you can find also the famous San Antonio Abad square, where there is a plate
that remember the foundation of Las Palmas. By the square there is also the hermitage San
Antonio Abad and part of CAAM (Atlantic
Center of Modern Art). We cannot miss the famous Vegueta
market with its fruit.
Las Palma Cathedral
of Las Palmas or of Santa Ana is located
by the square with its same name, close with the headquarter of the Canarian Cabildo
is an original cathedral that combines different styles such as late Gothic,
Baroque and Neoclassical.
Casa de Colón
if it is known with its name in singular, the name could be "las casas de
Colón" because it is composed by four buildings. Its is a real museum
visitor can find original objects related to the first trip of Colón, and
remakes of maps, documents and part of the caravels with which he completed
this big adventure.
we are not talking about Seville. The neighborhood Triana in Las Palmas count
of impressive modern buildings and emblematic places such as Gabinete
Literario, by Cairasco square and the Theatre Teatro Pérez Galdós.
Las Palmas, folkloric town
you are visiting Las Palmas on Sunday in the morning, go close to Doramas Park
where you can enjoy the canarian folklore. There every week groups of local people
use to meet and they keep alive the cultural tradition of the islands.
El Castillo de La Luz
yoy know that Las Palmas has a castle? Maybe no, because a lot of people is not
aware of it. The thruth is that the Castillo de la Luz is there since the
foundation of the town. Nowadays inside the castle there is the museum
dedicated to the canarian sculptor Martín Chirino.
you like to know the plants of each region that you visit, get close to the
Jardín Canario. There you can discover an authentic paradise of subtropical
plants by the biggest botanic garden of Europe.
Playa de las Canteras
of the most important touristic places of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is Playa
de las Canteras.
has an extension of 3 kilometres and it is the perfect meeting point for
tourists or local people. It invites to relax, to sunbathing, to sailing in its
clean water or to snorkel.
if a lot of other interesting information about Las Palmas are missing from a
touristic point of view, as Canarian
Transfer we give you this small anticipation.