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Castillo de la Luz

Castillo de la Luz (Plaza del Castillo de la Luz, Las Palmas) — The grandest fortress of Gran Canaria, Castillo de la Luz was built to defend the island from attacks by pirates. It was built around 1552, and for many years was the city’s last line of defense against formidable enemies such as Sir […]

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Castillo de la Fortaleza

Castillo de la FortalezaCastillo de la Fortaleza (Calle de Tomás Arroyo Cardoso, 35280 Santa Lucía de Tirajana) – located an hour (53 km) southwest of Las Palmas, this is not so much a castle but an ornate 20th century folly, which was originally the home of local historian and writer, Vicente Sanchez Araña. Today, it […]

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Catedral de Santa Ana

Catedral de Santa Ana (Plaza de Santa Ana 13, Las Palmas) — the Cathedral dominates Plaza de Santa Ana. Its construction began five centuries ago. In it, various architectonic styles converge, from late gothic to neoclassic and baroque. The tower can be visited in full and the views of the city from its top are […]

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Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós

Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós (Calle Cano 6, Las Palmas) – this is the house where Benito Pérez Galdós (the Canary Islands’ most famous writer) was born in 1843. Visitors to this museum will come across his upstairs rooms (including his study area and exhibits of his personal effects). Inside this museum are many originals […]

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Colon Museum House

Casa Museo de Colon (Calle Colón 1, Las Palmas) — the Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus’ Museum) is a delight for the visitor. Its colonial-style architecture, its wooden colonnades and paneling, its stonework patios and façades are the perfect background for recreating the personality of this city. Its facilities make reference to the connection between […]