Las Palmas

Las Palmas city breaks

This grand capital of Gran Canaria captures everything that’s great about the Canaries, from lush, golden beaches to tropical gardens and classic architecture. Easily explored on foot, discover decorative buildings and bustling market halls as you get to know this stylish spot. It’s an historical hub with a jam-packed events calendar.

Beach meets city life

Beach meets city life

Las Palmas is a thriving place ready to rival any of the major cities in mainland Spain for culture, history, architecture and exciting atmosphere. Hailed as having the “best climate in the world”, Las Palmas is a must-visit if you enjoy combining city and beach life.

Music to your ears

Music to your ears

The Alfredo Klaus Auditorium sits by the coastline. Designed in an edgy, modern style of angular glass and metal, it’s a fitting tribute to the late native tenor. Enjoy orchestral performances alongside the crash of waves by the bay. Las Palmas really is the place to be to combine spectacular views with a sensational soundtrack.

A step back in time

A step back in time

Of course, you won’t want to spend all of your time sitting on the beach when there’s the whole city to explore! Once you’re inland, be sure to visit the old districts of Triana and Vegueta. Both areas are historically fascinating, with Triana now a totally modern, commercial spot.

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Las Palmas, Las Palmas

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  • Opposite Las Canteras beach
  • Close to public transport links
  • Rooftop pool
  • Great spa
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
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Las Palmas, Las Palmas

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  • Bright and modern rooms
  • 120m from the nearest bus stop
  • 200m from Las Canteras Beach
  • Modern rooms
  • On-site restaurant
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Playa de Las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras

Las Palmas

This three-kilometre stretch of golden sand is the heart and soul of Las Palmas. Its offshore lava reef makes it a protected bay, safe for children and thriving with marine life. The southern end is a hotspot...
Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

Las Palmas

This bustling district between the harbour and the Playa de las Canteras is a major hub for shopping and recreation with boutiques, department stores and a tourist information point. At its heart is the Parque...
Teatro Guiniguada

Teatro Guiniguada

Las Palmas

This historic theatre in the city centre has been recently renovated and reopened in 2011. Here you can catch live stage plays as well as an interesting programme of films. As a culture and arts space, it...

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Spanish

Currency

Euro

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Cost of a beer

£2 / €2.30

10-trip bus pass

£7 / €8

Three course meal

£25 / €28.50

Sightseeing
A beautiful building in Vegueta, the Santa Ana Cathedral dates back to 1500 and is striking both inside and out. But this isn’t the only marvel of the city. Dramatic castles stand proud, and various art galleries and museums span across many floors, all filled with some seriously interesting and wowing collections.
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Eating and drinking
With an array of tempting eating options, from Vegueta Market to the fine dining restaurants of Pérez Galdós Street, Las Palmas caters to your every edible need. Try papas arrugadas, tasty salt-wrinkled potatoes served with mouth-watering mojo sauce. If you’ve got a real sweet tooth, you’ll be totally swayed by the gelaterias dotted around.
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Shopping
The historic district of Triana features a tempting mix of traditional shops and European labels, so you’ve got no excuse not to have a browse. Las Palmas also boasts a handful of huge shopping centres and a weekly outdoor market, where you’re bound to bag some bargains.
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Getting around
The city’s sightseeing buses are a great way to get around as you admire all of the local attractions – that’s if your feet get a little tired. Private taxis are easily available to book, too, and car hire is an excellent option to explore more of Gran Canaria.
19 February – 8 June 2019 – Festival de Ópera
Held in Las Palmas and around the Canaries, enjoy this top pick for music buffs. The event has taken place for over 40 years.
End of February/beginning of March 2019 – Las Palmas Carnival
For over 500 years, Las Palmas has held its vibrant annual carnival. From concerts to contests, parties to parades, this is an event not to be missed!
Please note, the event dates above are just a guide and could be subject to change.
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