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Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martín

Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martín (Calle Ramón y Cajal, Las Palmas) — the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martín is one of Las Palmas’ more convention-challenging art galleries. Along with exhibits, they also hold intimate night-time concerts. For a reduced cultural tour of Vegueta, you can do it all with a visit to San […]

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Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno/CAAM (Calle los Balcones 11, Las Palmas) – since its opening in 1989, CAAM has become a major reference in the cultural and educational life of the islanders. Concealed behind a traditional façade, formerly belonging to a hotel, this centre is definitely worth visiting especially because of its spectacular interior design […]

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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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Aqualand

Aqualand (Carretera Palmitos Park, Km 3, Maspalomas, Las Palmas) — the Canary Islands’ biggest water park offers vibrant, white knuckle rides such as Aquamania, the Crazy Race, the Anaconda or gentler attractions like the Congo River and the VIP Zone. The Tornado is our main attraction and the most incredible out of over 33 slides […]

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Café Marlene

Café Marlene (Av. de Francia 1, Maspalomas) – this is a bar that caters to mature (50 and above) German and other European tourists. An institution among re-visiting tourists as well as long-time tourist who stay the whole winter in Gran Canaria. Café Marlene offers every evening in the main season an all-evening show with […]

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Britannia

Britannia (Av. de Gran Canaria, Centro Comercial Gran Chaparral, Playa del Inglés) – this restaurant is favored among British tourists, since it reputedly serves the best-rated English-style breakfast on the island. Its fish & chips dish is also highly recommended, since the potatoes are hand-cut (hard to find at Gran Canaria). The roast lamb and […]

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Centro Comercial Atlantico Vecindario

Centro Comercial Atlantico Vecindario (Calle Adargoma, Santa Lucía de Tirajana) — this is a shopping center located just 15 minutes (via car) from Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. There are over 100 retailers (from Lacoste to Zara), a Carrefour supermarket, eateries like McDonald’s, a multiplex theater, and amenities like banks.