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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Travel Guide: 188 reviews and 437 photos

Las Palmas.

Las Palmas is the capital city of the east Canary islands, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The population of the city is ca 377.000 people thus making it the largest city in The Canary islands and the 9th largest city in Spain. I love this city, capital cities of the world have got different atmosphere to them and this one has got a lovely atmosphere.

Las Palmas was founded in 1478 and is today quite a cosmopolitan city, with its beaches, parks and squares, shopping malls, churches and museums. The old part of the city is called Vegueta and there you can find The Cathedral, but my main photo is taken from the roof of The Cathedral. Close to there is the main shopping street Triana. On the other side of town you can find another shopping street Avenida de José Mesa i López where the shopping center El Corte Inglés is located.

Las Palmas is said to the be the city with the best climate in the world! But almost every time I visit the city it is cloudy and the first time I visited it was raining buckets. There is a whole other climate in Playa del Ingles.

From Playa del Ingles I took bus 30 to Las Palmas which takes you to San Telmo and Santa Catalina. The journey took about 55 minutes and cost ca 5 euros one way.

Las Palmas.

There are 3 beaches in the city, one of which is the famous Playa de Las Canteras (see my tip).

Las Palmas.

There are myriads of hotels in Las Palmas, the most striking of which is the spiral-shaped AC-Hotel making it a kind of land-mark for the city. Opposite the hotel is El Muelles shopping center and behind it is Santa Catalina park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A very lovely cosmopolitan city.
  • Cons:Very narrow streets and almost impossible to find a parking space.
  • Last visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Nov 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    I have never been to the Canary Islands, but I have always imagined that Las Palmas is a very sunny place. The old town seems to be nice!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Dec 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Las Palmas seemed to have a different climate than Playa del Ingles, where I stay during my visits to the Canary islands. A lovely place.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Another lovely page!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    A walk along the Promenade sounds nice. I love all the unique statues, Spain seems to have so many of them!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Jan 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM

      Yes, me too, I love statues. I must go through these tips again, I am in way too many of the photos, hehe ;)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Nice, I liked it!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Interesting and informative tips on the capital city of Gran Canaria.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Thanks for the good tips and pictures. It helps to get to know some about this big city. We will be there for only one day, so you r guidance helps plan what to do and go to see.

  • septem's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Hi Regina, Wonderful pages with really wonderful images. Have a lovely day. Juliana


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