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Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

The largest city of the Canary Islands appeals with its beaches, history and carnival. Enjoy beautiful scenery, historic tours, watersports and colorful pageants.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria lies on the northern coast of Gran Canaria and is the island’s capital. The town is known for its beaches, historic buildings and annual carnival. Come for history, culture, watersports and one of the most famous street parties in Spain.

Start your visit with historic insights. Wander along the cobblestone streets of the old town of Vegueta, where the city was settled by the Spanish in 1478. At the twin-towered Cathedral of Santa Ana, take the elevator up the south tower to enjoy views across the city and over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Columbus House Museum, where it is claimed the explorer Christopher Columbus stayed while his ship was being repaired. Feed pigeons in the historic Plaza de Santa Ana.

If shopping is on the agenda, head for Calle Mayor de Triana. Stroll through upmarket boutiques, shops and kiosks selling locally made goods. Dine at cafés and restaurants along this extended pedestrianized boulevard.

Relax on one of the beaches. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located between two bays and has miles of sandy coastline. Swim safely at the main beach, Playa de las Canteras, which is sheltered by a large reef. Splash around, rent a kayak or just laze on the sand. In the evening, join locals for a sunset walk along the promenade.

Enjoy the party during February’s carnival celebration. The massive open-air festival dates back to the late 15th century. Dance in the streets as exuberant parades pass by featuring a colorful mix of floats, costumed revelers, musicians and dancers. Watch beauty pageants to elect the Carnival Queen and Drag Queen.

Reach Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by air or sea and get around by bus, taxi or rental car. Venture outside the city to enjoy the rest of the island. Hike in the mountains and go to the ancient cave paintings at Cueva Pintada, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Las Palmas.

Top Hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
5 out of 5
Calle Leon Y Castillo, 227, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is CA $173 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Las Alcaravaneras Beach, Calle Triana, and San Telmo Park. Santa ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"Breakfast was good, but the service though friendly was very slow. It would be better to make the coffee self service The property is magnificent and the normal rooms are nice"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 18, 2020

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Bex Deluxe Suites
Bex Deluxe Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jose Franchy Roca, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
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Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Gran Canaria Marina are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Well equipped and clean flat. The main diwnside is thw noise. The sound of the road is expected (it is a city location). The real peoblem is the lack of insulation between flats. You can hear furniture scraping across the floors as a constant. These are the most poorly insulated rooms i have ever ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020

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Hotel Faycán
Hotel Faycán
3 out of 5
Nicolas Estevanez, 61, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $72 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. El Muelle Shopping Center ...

3.7/5Good! (193 reviews)

"The hotel is near the beach las canteras and santa catalina park. Just 10 minutes walk from bus station."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

Hotel Faycán
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Bex Deluxe Suites
Bex Deluxe Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jose Franchy Roca, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Gran Canaria Marina are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Well equipped and clean flat. The main diwnside is thw noise. The sound of the road is expected (it is a city location). The real peoblem is the lack of insulation between flats. You can hear furniture scraping across the floors as a constant. These are the most poorly insulated rooms i have ever ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020

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Apartamentos Don Carlos
Apartamentos Don Carlos
3 out of 5
Tenerife 22, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach, Santa Catalina Park, and El Muelle Shopping Center. Port of ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Sono molto contenta del mio soggiorno! E ringrazio il proprietario!!Posizione ottima!!bilocale situato fornito di tutto ciò che necessita, pulizia nella norma!! servizio impeccabile!!lo consiglio!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2020

Apartamentos Don Carlos
Apartamentos Tinoca
Apartamentos Tinoca
3 out of 5
Calle de La Naval, 10, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is CA $52 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Situated on the boardwalk, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. El Muelle Shopping Center and Gran ...

3.9/5Very Good! (115 reviews)

"Very good apartments, clean and tidy. Front of house staff very helpful and friendly. Great location, 1min walk to beach."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Apartamentos Tinoca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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