Las Canteras, Spain
Playa de Las Canteras
Las Canteras, the changing beach Are you arriving to the island by cruise ship? If you are one of the passengers arriving in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on a cruise ship, we will quickly give you the keys to the city's treasure chest. As soon as you set foot on the ground. Why hide it? I would end up finding it sooner or later. The unburied treasure of the island's capital is Playa de Las Canteras. It is the pearl that the city does not hide. A long stretch of sand, several kilometers long, that stretches across the bay. A place with a special charm that you can find 3 or 4 blocks from the cruise terminal. The city's residents repeat that Las Canteras is one of the best urban beaches in the country. And they have reason to think so. Because it is a beach with good weather almost all year round. The place in the capital to escape, where all the clocks stop. A kind of Central Park beach version, where you can play sports any day of the week, wearing a swimsuit, bikini or surfboard. In addition, it is a great reserve of marine life. Its seabed is a refuge for a thousand types of fish. On land, the refuge for walkers, fishermen, surfers and surfers. And it has a special feature. This peculiarity is what the locals call "La Barra", a long rock formation that spreads out not far from the sand. and that protects a large part of the beach from the tides. A curious stone line that makes the bay the best place on this side of the globe to practice swimming and that allows bathers to walk on the water on low tide days. And for a walk, we recommend the long walk that winds continuously to the sand, avoiding cafes and ice cream parlors. At the beginning of the walk you will find the terraces of La Puntilla and the fresh fish restaurants. At the other end of the beach, the surfing atmosphere around the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, with more terraces and cafes facing the sea. Although we must warn you, if you are planning to stay in the city for several days, forget about finding the beach you saw on Monday on Wednesday. That's impossible! Because Las Canteras is the Changing Beach. It will never be the same place as the day before. It will be completely different. And that is another of its peculiarities. It always stays in the same place, but it always looks different. So now you know. We have the treasure of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hidden 5 minutes from the cruise ship dock. Don't expect many more clues either. If you want to see the pearl of the city, you only have to cross four streets. Follow anyone walking whistling with a towel, umbrella, or surfboard.
Paseo las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
Auditorium and congress center.
Calle Gral. Balmes, 910, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Parque de Santa Catalina
Bustling seafront park packed with cafes, plus a kids' area, science museum & cultural center.
Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, Maspalomas, Spain
Las Dunas de Maspalomas
This reserve covers 403.9 hectares of sand dunes and among them is the Charca de Maspalomas, an area of high ecological value and a nesting center for birds. It is a well-preserved area, whose environment is strongly influenced by human presence, which poses a serious threat to its survival. Much of the flora and some of the ornithic species that visit the humid areas of this area are protected by national and regional regulations. In addition, there are many species of sabulícolas insects - some endemic - related to the African fauna, which are only known in this environment. It also has great scientific interest, with geomorphological and geological elements of outstanding value that make up a particular landscape of great beauty and uniqueness.
Barranco de Guayadeque, Gran Canaria, Spain
Barranco de Guayadeque
It is a ravine of extraordinary proportions and of great beauty, where unique natural elements of the flora converge, with an outstanding cultural interest both for housing a sample of ancient cave settlements, and for the large number of archaeological finds it has provided. A good part of the collections of the Canarian Museum of Archeology come from sites in the ravine.
Roque Nublo, GC-600, Tejeda, Spain
Parque Rural del Nublo
In this park multiple values coincide that justify its protection. It houses natural habitats in good condition, abundant endemic and threatened species, some of which are restricted to this natural space such as the rose bush, (Dendriopoterium polishedi). On the other hand, the pine forests, the abundant artificial ponds and the coastal cliffs, constitute important habitats for many species of birds. In addition, the forest masses included in this park play a notable role in the recharge of the underground aquifer and the conservation of the soils, apart from constituting a sample of one of the most characteristic systems of the Canary Islands, the pine forest. From the geomorphological point of view, there are also relevant structures, such as the colossal subsidence / erosion caldera of the Tejeda basin, the southwest ravines or the Nublo rock. Aesthetically, the Nublo Park offers a landscape of dismantled structures and strong cliffs, with sectors of great interest and spectacularity.
Catedral de Santa Ana, Plaza Santa Ana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Catedral de Santa Ana
The Santa Iglesia Catedral-Basílica de Canarias or Catedral-Basílica de Santa Ana is a cathedral, seat of the Diocese of the Canary Islands of the Catholic Church, which is located in the historic center of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Vegueta neighborhood, next to the Plaza Mayor de Santa Ana.
Caldera de Bandama, Spain
Both the caldera and the Bandama peak constitute two natural units of great singularity and scientific interest. The cone is also an outstanding element of the landscape, visible from a great distance and with a magnificent panoramic view from its vertex; the boiler is perfectly structured which makes it one of the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. In addition, inside the caldera there are engravings made by ancient inhabitants of the island.
Playa de Meloneras, Spain
Playa de Meloneras
Meloneras, the beach of the counter to zero .. This is the way it is for most people. Shortly after arriving in Meloneras you realize that the clocks fall asleep. The only ones who measure time are the joggers who fly along the Paseo. They are the only ones concerned with the minutes or the hours. Because they count the time it takes them to travel the long avenue that starts at the Maspalomas Lighthouse. They dodge the music from the terraces, on the edge of the spas and the restaurants by the ocean. They go along a meandering promenade that sews the coast until a final curve, until it suddenly shows you the beach of Meloneras. The small beach at the end of this path bathed in good weather, ready for leisurely walks. So you can continue that wonderful marine walk until you reach Meloneras, the 'Beach of the counter to zero'. A place that has the knack of getting the nerves to go into the country of "put things in perspective." And it is perhaps that optimistic state that moves diverse people there. From golf fans who start their best 18 holes every day, on the course that touches the beach. To small sailing boats that return to the nearby port of Pasito Blanco, magnetized by the good weather. Then there are couples who meet again with a very particular sunset, which lives in that part of Gran Canaria and which deserves to be packaged and sent as a vitamin to pharmacies all over the world. You will also see families from the north of the island who decide to treat themselves to the best after-dinner with views of the sea, after the seafood paella that jumps from the kitchen of the restaurants. In short, you will find different people but with one thing in common. Everyone conspires there so as not to forget that tomorrow the sun rises again (well, at least in Meloneras it will surely rise).
C/ Doctor Verneau, 2, Vegueta
Canarian Museum Scientific and cultural institution founded in 1879, where collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials and artistic creations are preserved, studied and exhibited, together with a Library and Archive specialized in Canarian themes. Since its creation, it was conceived as a Society that promotes the development of science, letters and the arts, making special reference to what refers to the Canary Islands. At first, the Museum had the collections and objects donated by Dr. Chil and other founders and friends of the society, but they were increased through two formulas: archaeological excursions and reception of donations and acquisition of objects. Starting in 1944, the Museum was incorporated into the Higher Council for Scientific Research, and since 1984 it has modernized and specialized its content, preferably focusing on the archaeological collections of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the Canary Islands. Its museum, archaeological, library and documentary collections are a must for researchers, students and curious people of the Canarian culture in any of its plots, not in vain it is the largest specialized center in the Archipelago. Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00 Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 20:00 Permanent exhibitions: It is a journey through the way of life of the aboriginal population of Gran Canaria, the Canaries, as it developed before the European conquest and colonization of the 15th century. The cave habitat, exploitation of natural resources, idols and painting, textiles, mummification and trepanations are some of the aspects of this culture that are shown to the Museum visitor. The Gran Canarian palms Telephone: 0034 928 336 800
Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós, Calle Cano, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Pérez Galdós Museum
The writer's birthplace is the central nucleus of the museum. Galdós lived until he was 19 years old in this family home located in the Triana neighborhood, the commercial center of the city at that time. The property is a sample of Canarian domestic architecture from the 19th century, distributed following the traditional model around two central courtyards. It maintains the original structure and materials, with some modifications derived from museum use.
Regarding the museum design of the permanent exhibition, the rooms are conceived as a documented recreation of the domestic and family environments in which the writer's life passed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria first and, later, in Madrid and Santander. In its rooms furniture, works of art, photographs, decorative objects, musical instruments ... by Pérez Galdós are displayed, which give us testimony of the physical spaces of the novelist's everyday environment and place us in a 19th century environment.
Muelle de Sta. Catalina, s / n, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Shopping center "El Muelle"
Longtime mall offering retail shops & boutiques, fast-food outlets, a grocery store & movie theater.
Ctra. del Rincón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Shopping Center "Las Arenas"
Las Arenas Shopping center is located at the end of Las Canteras beach, in front of the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus.
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Calle los Balcones, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno
El Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) es una institución cultural, fundada en 1989, que ofrece a sus visitantes un atractivo programa de actividades y exposiciones, de artistas de Europa, América y África, vinculadas a la cultura contemporánea, bajo el concepto fundacional de la tricontinentalidad que referencia su situación atlántica y su ubicación geográfica. Situado en el barrio de Vegueta, en el casco antiguo de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, las salas de arte del CAAM se ubican en un edificio histórico singular de la calle Los Balcones, rehabilitado por el prestigioso arquitecto español Francisco J. Sáenz de Oiza. A pocos metros de esta sede, en la plaza de San Antonio Abad, otro inmueble histórico de la ciudad acoge también exposiciones en las salas de arte del CAAM-San Antonio Abad.
Además de exposiciones, el CAAM organiza una intensa agenda de actividades que incluye conferencias, seminarios y cursos, así como encuentros culturales vinculados a la música y la literatura. A través de su departamento de educación, desarrolla asimismo una interesante labor de difusión de la creación artística contemporánea que se traduce en talleres didácticos, charlas o visitas guiadas, abiertas a la participación de grupos y de los centros educativos de Canarias.
Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Muelle de Santa Catalina, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
Más de veinte espacios dedicados a reconstruir y reproducir los grandes avances científicos de la humanidad forman parte de este centro de divulgación científica interactivo, que tiene por lema ?prohibido no tocar?.
El museo se ubica en una superficie construida de casi siete mil metros cuadrados, la mayoría de ellos destinados a exposición. El carácter interactivo y didáctico de la mayoría de sus salas lo convierten en un centro de visita obligada para escolares y público en general, deseoso de conocer el mundo de las Ciencias. Cuenta con una sala de proyección de cine en gran formato.
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada, Calle Audiencia, Gáldar, Spain
Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada
El Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada constituye una audaz propuesta museística en torno a uno de los yacimientos arqueológicos más representativos de la isla de Gran Canaria. En ella, conservación, investigación y difusión se aúnan para ofrecer a la sociedad un espacio en el que la presentación del pasado prehispánico procure el disfrute emocional e intelectual de todos los visitantes.
Descubierta hace más de un siglo, la Cueva Pintada constituye el ejemplo más genuino de las representaciones artísticas de la cultura aborigen de Gran Canaria. Se trata de una cueva artificial excavada en la toba volcánica y cuyas paredes aparecen decoradas con frisos de motivos geométricos. No menos espectacular es el poblado que se ha descubierto a su alrededor tras más de veinte años de excavaciones arqueológicas, y en el se puede contemplar los restos de casas en cuyo interior se conservan los ajuares que dan testimonio de las actividades que se desarrollaban en ellas.
El carácter insular e irrepetible de la cultura prehispánica queda perfectamente reflejado en este yacimiento que ha permitido recuperan las formas de vida prehispánica. Pero al mismo tiempo, este enclave ocupa un papel esencial a la hora de adentrarse en esa etapa final que se abre a partir del siglo XIV, momento en el que llegan las primeras expediciones europeas a la isla y que culminan con la conquista e incorporación de ésta a la Corona de Castilla.