Telde, Gran Canaria

Telde, while not the prettiest of Gran Canaria’s towns, does have a very attractive Historic Quarter – The Barrio de San Francisco.This formerly agricultural area, has become Gran Canaria’s second biggest town with a population of around 100,000.  Barrio de … Continued

Arucas

This Town, located to the west of Las Palmas, is dominated by the Neo-Gothic Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Church of St. John the Baptist). Such is it’s grandeur, that it is colloquially known as the Cathedral of Arucas and … Continued

Teror

Teror is a Country Town set amongst gently rolling green hills and valleys and is relatively untouched by tourism. As many have commented, the name is not particularly apt for this slow-paced and verdant setting. The origins of the Town … Continued

Tejeda

The Village of Tejeda is located close to the centre of the Island at an altitude of just over 1000 meters. The main activity here and in the surrounding countryside is the cultivation of Almonds and Fruit. In the centre … Continued

Canteras and the North of the City

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The northern part of Las Palmas, between the Playa de las Canteras (the long beach at the western side of the city) and Puerto de la Luz (the Port) is simply known as “Puerto”. This district also includes Calle Mesa … Continued

Ciudad Jardin

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This mainly-residential zone, located in the centre of the city, owes it’s origins to the economically powerful British Colony that existed here during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Great landscaped zones are mixed with pretty Residences with beautiful … Continued

Triana

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Calle Triana is one of the City’s most important shopping areas and is the second oldest part of Las Palmas after Vegueta. The district grew up around the old port and was historically the centre of commerce in Las Palmas. … Continued

Vegueta

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The historic and picturesque district of Vagueta is the oldest part of Las Palmas and is full of beautiful examples of colonial architecture. Vegueta was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 because of the importance of it’s historic … Continued

Playa del Ingles

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If you are looking for a quiet holiday, with no late-nights, then don’t go to Playa del Inglés! Playa del Inglés is one of Europe’s biggest Holiday Resorts and is dedicated to Sun, Sand and Nocturnal Fun. The Resort itself … Continued