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Things To Do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)


The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain has an estimated population of about 381,847 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the 9th most populated city in Spain. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain:


1. Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Las Canteras is one of the most famous beaches on Gran Canaria. The beach is about 2 miles long. There are a number of bars, restaurants, café’s and souvenir stores near the beach to make an outing to the beach even more enjoyable. Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Las Arenas Shopping Mall also lie in the vicinity. There also are options to get engaged in activities like surfing and canoeing at the beach. It is a very beautiful beach full of activities. Make sure that any visit to this beautiful city also includes some time at the Playa de Las Canteras.


2. Jardin Canario
Jardin Canario is a botanical garden which displays every variety of Canarian vegetation. The botanical garden is basically dedicated for research purposes but it is still quite attractive. The range of species of plants and animals present at the garden is enormously broad. The garden is also very peaceful and provides you with a chance to enjoy nature without getting disturbed.


3. La Vegueta
La Vegueta is an area that includes a variety of attractions like churches, bars, restaurants, museums, and more. It provides a chance to witness very attractive old architecture. It includes the Columbus Museum, the Canarian Museum and the Cathedral on Santa Ana Square. A walk down the old narrow streets will allow you to feel how special this area is with its old architecture.

Things To Do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)


4. Casa de Colon
Casa de Colon is a very interesting historical museum. The historical artifacts present at the museum have been maintained and arranged in a very nice manner. There are lots of historical exhibits at the museum, all providing great information about Columbus’ voyages of discovery. A number of other artifacts represent the lives of the sailors in general. The courtyards of the building are particularly appealing.


5. Canarian Museum
The Canarian Museum was established in 1879. The museum has a great collection providing significant information about the earliest of the inhabitants of Gran Canaria. One of the most unique features of the museum is the collection of skulls and skeletons. The museum works as a scientific and cultural institute.


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