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 model galleon on the ground floor, which …
Top Choice Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología

This 21st-century museum is full of things that whirr, clank and hum. In a revamped dockside warehouse in Parque Santa Catalina, it's a great space to spend a few hours. You can pilot a supersonic fighter plane, see…
Top Choice Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Playa de las Canteras

The fine 3km stretch of yellow sand is magnificent, and 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, cycl…
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 interio…
Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 collection of Cro-Magnon skulls in the world. There are also se…
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…
Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 his life here before moving on to Madrid and literary greatn…
Tourist Village in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Pueblo Canario

Designed by artist Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre and built by his brother Miguel, this mock Canarian village borders the gardens of the Parque Doramas. It's a little unloved and the restaurant keeps sporadic h…
Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museo Néstor

This art gallery is dedicated to the works of symbolist painter Néstor, who died in 1938, and also includes a modest collection of works by fellow Canarian artists. It's located within the Pueblo Canario.
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 and rooms lined with boo…