The long-time traditional shoppers’ street is Calle Mayor de Triana, which is as interesting for its architecture as its idiosyncratic shops. Other recommended shopping strips include Calle Cano, Calle Viera y Clavijo and the surrounding streets, all in the southern part of the city.

Las Palmas’ super-chic shoppers’ hang-out is Avenida José Mesa y López. Here you’ll find two branches of the mammoth department store El Corte Inglés facing off across the busy road, as well as numerous shops and boutiques. Nearby, around Parque Santa Catalina, there are plenty of cheap electronic goods and discount shops with great deals on cameras, watches, computer equipment and mobile phones.

Practical Tip: Follow the Shopping Baskets

For the freshest and cheapest produce, including everything you might need for a picnic, check out the covered markets: the best are located between Calles Barcelona and Néstor de la Torre and on the corner of Calles Mendizabal and Juan de Quesada in Vegueta.