In this travel guide of things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria normally involves different activities that will take you a couple of days to go through. However, the beach is simply amazing and makes you want to spend an entire year there sunbathing. You may also practice some active tourism. As well as visit some localities nearby such as Arucas, Teror, and Santa Brígida, or Doramas Rural Park.
We start our tour guide in Vegueta, where the Santa Ana Cathedral is located (15th-19th centuries). In fact, there are several religious sights you can visit if you like this kind of tourism. These include the Diocesan Museum, Santa Teresa de Jesús Chapel, and the Episcopal Palace (17th century). Others include San Antonio Abad Chapel, Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church (16th-18th centuries), San Bernardo Church Parish (17th century), and San Francisco Parish (17th century).
Some other sights you will enjoy in this tour guide are the Consistorial Houses, which house the Provincial Historical Archive; Columbus House (15th century), with several interesting pieces such as ceramics, documents, maps and paintings. Also, the Vegueta Cemetery (1811), full of sculptures and monuments; English Cemetery (1834) and the English Chapel with a Victorian atmosphere; and the King’s Castle (16th-18th centuries). In fact, castles are numerous here; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also has San Pedro Mártir (16th-17th centuries) and Mata Castle (18th century) -both being used to protect the city. We cannot take the Light Castle (1601) for granted. It is located in the forgeous area called the Isleta.
Santa Ana Cathedral
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In Triana Quarter we can see a building called Gabinete Literario (1833) that will fascinate literature-lovers. In this line, Pérez Galdós Theater, built between 1868-1890 but set up again in 1928. The Canarian Museum shows a great architectural, ethnological and geological collection. Élder Science and Technology Museum has an interesting planetarium. The Atlantic Modern Art Center fosters the works of different arts of Africa, America and Europe. Pérez-Galdós House-Museum (late 18th century) was the house of the famous Spanish writer that gives name to the center. You cannot miss either the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, located in a gorgeous volcanic plinth.
For natural sites in this travel guide, we recommend visiting the Siete Lagares Courtyard, the Vieja and Clavijo Botanical Garden, and the Frailes Cave. Others worth visiting are the Canarios Cave, the Especiales de Azuaje Natural Reserve, the Tamadaba Natural Park, and Doramas Rural Park. Finally, regarding beaches, we are sure you will visit a couple of the following places: Canteras Beach (3 km long), Alcaravaneras Beach, San Cristóbal Beach, La Laja and El Confital (for surfing).
With this, we conclude our travel guide to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.