Las Palmas de Gran Canaria attractions

Top Choice Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 shipping. Don’t miss the large section of model galleons ('La Niña…
Top Choice Cathedral in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Catedral de Santa Ana & Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro

The spiritual heart of the city, this brooding, grey cathedral was begun in the early 15th century, soon after the Spanish conquest, but took 350 years to complete. The neoclassical facade contrasts with the sunligh…
Top Choice Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 promenade – the Paseo de las Canteras – which allows walkers, c…
Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología

This 21st-century museum is full of things that whir, clank and hum. In a revamped green-painted 19th-century dockside warehouse in Parque Santa Catalina, it's a great space to spend a few hours. You can pilot a sup…
Gallery in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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, flooded with natural light, host some superb temporary exhibitions…
Street in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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, including several striking examples from the modernism schoo…
Park in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 feature on the southwestern side, as is the fascinating El Moder…
Historic Building in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 elegance, with a gracious internal patio – topped with a splendid…
Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museo Canario

This slightly old-fashioned yet still fascinating museum chronicles Gran Canaria’s pre-conquest history. It claims the heady boast of having the largest collection of Cro-Magnon skulls in the world. There are also s…
Church in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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, inside it's a riot of gold and red and quite a stunning specta…