Top things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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 Fusion in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Llévame al Huerto

With its blonde-wood tables, plants in baskets, outsize lampshades and colourful cushions, this superb cocina eco fusión place serves a to-die-for 'flexitarian' menu, delivered to your table (with mismatched chairs)…
Top Choice Spanish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Deliciosa Marta

This chic place with its exposed stone wall and moody lighting has become one of Las Palmas' prime dining spots over the last decade or so. Chef-owner Pol trained in Barcelona at the famous El Bulli – and it shows, …
Top Choice Italian in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Peccôu de Gôa

This superb Italian place in the north of town is so often packed, they may have to shove you in a back room. But it's worth it. The restaurant specialises in fainà, a kind of unleavened flatbread made of chickpea f…
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…
Top Choice Market in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Street Market Triana

This super-duper indoor market is an excellent culinary addition to town. Inside is a line of small outlets selling all manner of foods, plus a bar. Try the Mojos and the Papas for tapas or El Sibarita for wine, che…
Top Choice Perfume in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Casa del Perfume Canario

Stop by this family-run museum-shop, producing perfumes since the 1870s, and the staff will take you through the distillation and water-filtering process before arranging some of the 163 perfumes on sale for you to …
Top Choice Bar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La Buena Vida

Although it looks like a regulation Canarian bar, this place is one of the best spots in town for its crop of Viva craft beers, starting at €1.60 for a small glass or €2.90 for a pint glass. Choose between the Viva …
Top Choice Market in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Mercado de Vegueta

Trading since the mid-19th century in a fabulous old building, this Vegueta market has a real abundance of aroma, and an explosion of colour from the fruit stalls, chilled fish on shaved ice, stacks of tasty cheeses…