Gran Canaria:



The most beautiful part of Las Palmas is its historical center, the famous Vegueta, where some of the most important historical buildings are located: The San Antonio Abad chapel, the Santa Ana square, the Casas Consistoriales, the Obispado, the Casa Regental, as well as the Cathedral of Santa Ana.

Vegueta was constructed in the Spanish colonial style, with its narrow streets, colorful buildings which have existed for more than five hundred years, and the site is a must-see for all who visit Gran Canaria.
In Vegueta, you can visit the Casa de Colón, where you can learn about the most interesting facts about Christopher Columbus’s travels to America and his time spent in Las Palmas. The Canario Museum contains historical relics which were left behind by the indigenous people of the island. The Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Art) offers its visitors a chance to see an exhibition of sacred religious relics and religious artwork. On the other hand, you can also visit the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art), where many works by Spanish avant-garde artists are displayed.

If some tourists take some time off the beaches and sunbathing on the coast, they will definitely not regret spending some time in Vegueta, with its traditional buildings, lush gardens and incredibly beautiful squares, such as the Pilar Nuevo, the Santo Domingo and the Espírito Santo squares, decorated with wooden balconies and paved streets.

There are restaurants and bars everywhere, and in all of them you can try excellent coffee and cakes, as well as tuna and cod croquettes, the price of all is around a few euros.
In the Triana town section visitors will be able to enjoy a pleasant walk down a street called La Calle Mayor de Triana, with several buildings of great artistic value. This part of town also holds the San Telmo park with several significant buildings, like the San Telmo Chapel.

In the heart of town, near the Alcaravaneras beach, Doramas Park is situated, in whose gardens you can find several indigenous plant species. There are three important building situated in the park, one of which is the Pueblo Canario, constructed in the traditional Canarian style, which holds the Néstor Museum, dedicated to Néstor Fernández de la Torre, a modern artist and one of the key figures of the Canary Islands.
Another particularly interesting building in the area is the Hotel Santa Katalina, built in the Spanish colonial style, opened in 1890. With its unique style, the hotel is part of the architectural whole in the heart of town.
Near the pier, just next to the big open parking lot there is a local market, where you can try exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as several Canarian culinary specialties. Here, you can buy Jamon Iberico, a type of ham, but be careful with the price, as 100g grams of this delicacy will set you back between €15 and €16.

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