The island’s capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located on the northeast side of the island, where a small peninsula juts out into the sea. The city center is divided by the ancient Guiniguada Gorge, which marks the boundary between the historic city center and the business and more cosmopolitan districts of the city.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also home to the most important official and administrative facilities. A visit to the island’s capital will focus on four districts that each have their own character: Vegueta, Triana, Ciudad Jardín – Alcaravaneras and Puerto – Canteras
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In the northeast of the island of Gran Canaria is its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a cosmopolitan city that is largely surrounded by the sea. Las Canteras beach, which is almost three kilometers long, is one of the highlights of the city. Not only the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Concert Hall is located here, but also a colorful and diverse range of accommodation, leisure facilities and gastronomy. La Luz, the port of Las Palmas, not only receives countless cruise ships, it is also the hub that connects the island with the other Canary Islands.
Museums and shops in the center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The historic old town of Vegueta, which captivates with its colonial flair and narrow, cobbled streets, is home to some of the most emblematic buildings in the city: the Cathedral of the Canary Islands, the Casa de Colón or the Museo Canario, all sights that should not be missed. For those holidaymakers who would like to shop, the city has numerous shopping centers, but also beautiful shopping streets where you can stroll past shop windows and displays, while enjoying the good climate that prevails in the city all year round to the fullest.
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