Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, is located in the north-east of the island. Sun, beach, palm trees and beautiful historic buildings characterise the cityscape. Influences from several continents, such as Europe, Central and South America and Africa, give the island and its capital a very special character. We take you on our 24-hour journey through Las Palmas.
The La Vegueta Neighbourhood
With the hunger statisfied, at least for the morning, we set off in the direction of the old town of Las Palmas. It was founded by Juan Rejón, the governor of the Catholic Monarchs, in 1478. It is made up of the three historic quarters of San Antonio, Vegueta and Triana. The neighbourhood of La Vegueta is particularly known for its colonial architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries and for one of the city's landmarks, the Sata Ana Cathedral.
Casa de Colón
As next sightseeing highlight, we recommend visiting the Casa de Colón (Columbus House). As the name suggests, it is about the sailor Christopher Columbus. He stopped off in Las Palmas on his voyage to America in 1492 to repair one of his ships and visited this house. Today it is home to a museum where you can learn more about the history of the sailor and his discovery of America.
A Little Lunch?
Behind the Santa Ana Cathedral is the quaint café La Taberna de El Monje. With a few tables in the square, it's a great place for a quick lunch break. Make yourself comfortable and reflect on the morning. The café serves tapas, coffee and cake. You certainly won't get bored here, as you can watch the hectic hustle and bustle in the square.
Playa de las Canteras
After a long day of sightseeing, a dip in the cool water sounds very tempting. The Playa de las Canteras city beach makes it possible. It has been voted the best city beach in Europe several times. You can also stroll along the long promenade, eat an ice cream and watch the world go by. If you have always wanted to try surfing, this is also possible at Playa de las Canteras.
Why not treat yourself to something unique? To get to Bevir, we head back towards the old town of Las Palmas again. The still quite young restaurant is already listed in the Michelin Guide and highly praised on all platforms. Here you can taste different menus at a very attractive price. The interior with its open and fresh design also makes a visit an unforgettable experience. You will leave this restaurant smiling and satisfied.
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