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  • 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.

  • 2 Las Palmas' Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

    Museums and art

    calle Espiritu Santo 20

    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

    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 (CAAM)

    Museums and art

    calle Los Balcones 11

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Pio XII, s/n

    The park is on the edge of the modern town near the Ciudad Jardín (Garden City) district, Doramas Park is home to the grand hotel Santa Catalina and the Pueblo Canario, an unfinished project bringing together in an ideal village the most typical Cana..

  • 9 St Catherine's Park

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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

    Puerto de la Luz is the driving force behind the city's growth, and one of Spain's most important ports. Its privileged geographical position on the Atlantic route has made it a hub for transatlantic shipping, with a high volume of traffic, transport..

  • 11 La Luz Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The fort overlooking the harbour was built in the 16C to protect the town against pirates.

  • 12 Paseo Cornisa

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo Cornisa

    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 Güímar Valley

    Nature and gardens

    The slopes of the Güímar rift valley are mainly cultivated in terraces (prickly pear, avocado, papaya trees and vines). The little Güimar volcano rises between the town and sea. Disfigured by industrialisation and quarries, the valley is far from sho..

  • 14 La Constitución Plaza

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Making a lovely viewpoint, the Plaza de la Constitución has two main monuments, the 17C Baroque Church of San Augustin and the Liceo Teatro, a cultural centre. The Jardínes Victoria were designed by a French architect in the 19C.

  • 15 Calle Carrera

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Leading off from the Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Carrera passes in front of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where the neo-Classical town hall stands. For the Corpus Christi feast (June), a giant composition made with coloured earth takes over the squ..

  • 16 Iglesia de la Concepción

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 17 Spanish and Latin-American Handicrafts Museum

    Museums and art

    Convento de Santo Domingo - C/Tomás Zerolo 34

    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.

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