Las Palmas.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (map) is the capital (jointly with *Santa Cruz de Tenerife), the most populous city in the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. Las Palmas is located in the northeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, about 150 km (93 mi) off the Moroccan coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

Playa de Las Canteras (map). Almost 4 km in length, this beach is the very symbol of the city and its citizens.*Church of San Juan Bautista (map) built entirely in Arucas stone by local master masons, and it dates from 1909 (Initial Configuration from the 17th century).

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There is no actual city centre. The nucleus is the picturesque old town Vegueta. The city has several districts:

  • Vegueta (map)- Historical enclave of the city.
  • Triana (map) – One of the oldest districts in Las Palmas, and now the city’s commercial centre.
  • Isleta (map) – The district bordering the northern part of the Las Canteras beach. Most hotels are here.

Bandama Caldera (*Bandama Natural Monument, map) in Santa Brígida, Las Palmas is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape. It is considered a point of geological interest because of the Caldera de Bandama: this volcanic caldera reaches 569 m (1,867 ft) above sea level at the highest point on its rim, Pico de Bandama, and is about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) wide and 200 m (660 ft) deep.

Archaeological sites in Telde (map). Telde has 101 archaeological sites and 709 listed assets of ethnographic interest. In regard to the aboriginal time deposits, each year it expands its number or discover new aspects of old fields, but most are in disrepair and many are disappearing.

Some of the most prominent are the coastal town of Tufia (map), in good condition and extensively excavated by archaeologists; *Four Doors cave site, Telde, a large cave with four doors located on top of a mountain and overlooking the teldense plain

In 1492, Christopher Columbus anchored in the port of Las Palmas for a repair of the rudder of his ship Pinta and spent some time on the neighbour island on his first trip to the Americas. He also stopped there on the way back to Spain. The Colón House (map) – a museum in the Vegueta district of the city – is named after him.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Guaguas Municipales (bus) / Global (interurban bus)

Las Palmas has the best quality bus system in the archipelago and one of the best in Spain.

Also сheck оut мore info: Travelling between the islands (hellocanaryislands.com) • Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Gran Canaria International Airport. A modern international airport near the city of Telde, about 70 km south of Las Palmas. Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Naviera ArmasFred OlsenBaleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Destino urbano.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.