Las Palmas

Las Palmas city breaks

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 life 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

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.

Santa Catalina A Royal Hideaway Hotel
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Santa Catalina A Royal Hideaway Hotel

Las Palmas City, Las Palmas

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  • Fantastic spa
  • Rooftop pool and cocktail bar
  • Close to the marina
  • 19th century grand building
  • Great transport links close by
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
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Bull Reina Isabel & Spa

Las Palmas City, 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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Language

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.
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