The grand capital of Gran Canaria captures everything that’s great about the Canaries, from golden beaches to tropical gardens and classic architecture. Discover bustling market halls and glossy shops as you get to know this stylish spot. But take some time to go history hunting as you weave between the pretty plazas and tapas bars of the atmospheric Triana and Vegueta districts. Best of all, when you need a break from busy street life, you can quickly swap it for urban beach lounging on Las Canteras. Sunbathe, surf, siesta – the choice is all yours. As for the evenings, that’s when things really come to 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
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
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.
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.