Must see attractions in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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    Casa-Museo de Colón

    This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic…

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    Playa de las Canteras

    The fine 3km stretch of yellow sand is magnificent, and is considered by many to be one of the world's best city beaches. There’s an attractive seaside…

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    Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno

    The city’s main modern art museum is housed in a tastefully rejuvenated 18th-century building. There are no permanent collections but the galleries,…

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    Calle Mayor de Triana

    This pedestrianised street has long been the main shopping artery in Las Palmas. In between purchases, look skyward to enjoy some real architectural gems,…

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    Parque San Telmo

    This lovely paved park shelters beneath a canopy of shade provided by a lovely group of huge, mature magnolias. The Iglesia de San Telmo is a charming…

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    Gabinete Literario

    Dating from 1844, this ornate historical building is a national monument. It was the island’s first theatre and retains an old-world display of faded…

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    Museo Canario

    This slightly old-fashioned yet still fascinating museum chronicles Gran Canaria’s preconquest history. It claims the heady boast of having the largest…

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    Iglesia de San Telmo

    The Iglesia de San Telmo, on the southwestern side of the Parque San Telmo, was one of the first religious buildings in town. Diminutive on the outside,…

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    Casa-Museo de Pérez Galdós

    In 1843 the Canary Islands’ most famous writer, Benito Pérez Galdós, was born in this house in the heart of old Las Palmas. He spent the first 19 years of…

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    Pueblo Canario

    This mock Canarian village was designed by artist Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre and built by his brother Miguel. It's a little unloved and the…

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    CAAM San Antonio Abad

    This gallery is a satellite of the main Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, and holds rotating art exhibitions.