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  • 1 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The cathedral took from the 16C to the 19C to build. Its façade is strictly neo-Classical and its interior Gothic. There are three elegant aisles and several side chapels. In the transept are statues by the Canary Island sculptor José Luján Pérez (17..

  • 2 Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

    Museums and art

    C/ Espiritu Santo 20 20 E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The museum is housed in cathedral buildings around the 16C Patio de los Naranjos. It has a collection of 16C-19C sculptures and pieces of gold and silver plate. The chapter house contains a mosaic from Manises (Valencia province).

  • 3 Church of Abbot St Antony

    Religious buildings

    E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The church with its elegant Baroque ornamentation stands on the site of the chapel in which Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus) attended Mass during his stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1502.

  • 4 Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno

    Museums and art

    calle de los Balcones 11 E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The Calle de los Balcones is a fine 18C building that has been completely converted by the architect Sáenz de Ojiza. It is home to the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, which aims to bring together and juxtapose the diverging artistic styles of Europ..

  • 5 Plaza del Espíritu Santo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza del Espíritu Santo E - 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Like the neighbouring Plaza de Santo Domingo, this square in the Vegueta district is worth visiting for its picturesque charm.

  • 6 Pérez Galdós House-Museum

    Museums and art

    calle cano 6 E - 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Benito Pérez Galdós (1840-1920) was the major realist writer describing 19C Spain. His prolific work is a precious reminder of what Spain, and particularly Madid, was like at the time. The house where he was born h..

  • 7 San Telmo park

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The old town's main shopping street, Calle Mayor de Triana, goes through Triana district and leads to this pleasant park. The little Iglesia de San Bernardo in the park contains Baroque altars and paintings on the walls of the east end.

  • 8 Parque Doramas

    Nature and gardens

    Avenida Pio XII, s/n E - 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The park is on the edge of the modern town near the Ciudad Jardín (Garden City) district. In it are the Santa Catalina Hotel with its casino, and the Pueblo Canario, a Canary Island village founded by the painter Néstor Fernández la Torre (1888-1938)..

  • 9 St Catherine's Park

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35006 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The park is in the middle of the tourist district in Puerto de la Luz, in an area full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs thronged with tourists. Equally numerous are the bazaars selling goods (mainly hi-fi equipment) at bargain prices because the p..

  • 10 Puerto de la Luz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The port of Las Palmas is the driving force behind the city's development, and is one of the largest in Spain. Its privileged geographical position has made it a hub for transatlantic shipping, with a high volume of passenger and goods traffic. As we..

  • 11 La Luz Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The fort overlooking the harbour was built in the 16C to protect the town against pirates. Its pacific role today is to hold temporary exhibitions.

  • 12 Paseo Cornisa

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo Cornisa E - 35011 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Paseo Cornisa is an avenue in the modern Escaleritas district. It affords a fine panorama of Puerta de la Luz (the port) and La Isleta, a peninsula north of the docks.

  • 13 La Constitución Plaza

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de la Constitución E - 38300 La Orotava

    The square serves as a good lookout point and has two main buildings, the 17C Baroque church of San Augustin and the Liceo Teatro (cultural centre).

  • 14 Calle Carrera

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Carrera E - 38300 La Orotava

    The street leads off from the Plaza de la Constitución and passes in front of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento where the neo-Classical town hall stands. Behind this is a lush park called Hijuela del Jardín Botánico. At n°17, a 16C residence is now home to ..

  • 15 Iglesia de la Concepción

    Religious buildings

    E - 38300 La Orotava

    The 18C Church of Nuestra Señora has a pleasing Baroque façade flanked by two towers. It is also worth having a look around the inside, where you will discover some interesting works of art.

  • 16 Spanish and Latin-American Handicrafts Museum

    Museums and art

    Convento de Santo Domingo - C/ Tomás Zerolo 34 E - 38300 La Orotava

    The museum housed in the former Convento de Santo Domingo (17C) displays a varied collection of Spanish and Latin-American handicrafts, including musical instruments, ceramics and textiles.

  • 17 Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada

    Museums and art

    E - Gáldar

    The Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada immerses you in the pre-Columbian past of Gran Canaria. Once you have had a look at the collection of idols, ceramics and knives displayed in the museum, you will have the opportunity to explore the vesti..

  • 18 Fuerteventura

    Nature and gardens

    E - Betancuria

    Fuerteventura, the "Calm Island", distinguishes itself by the beauty of its stark landscape and a coast that is almost entirely lined with white-sand beaches running down to turquoise waters. The island's pleasant climate, its perpetual, mo..

  • 19 El Hierro

    Nature and gardens

    E - Valverde

    On El Hierro, a small island which has preserved its natural beauty, the fertile land runs down to spectacular cliffs which loom 700m above sea level; the cones of the volcanoes and the lava plains come up against dense forests of wild laurel. The ma..

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