A major cruise-ship port, the city is known for duty-free shopping and for its sandy beaches. At Playa de Las Canteras, a coral barrier lines the beach and shelters swimmers. The annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carnival brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, music and dancing.

Las Canteras Beach

popular beach

Vegueta

old town

Triana Street

shopping, architecture

Columbus house

16th century

Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden

large botanical garden

Bandama Caldera

volcanic ash

Santa Catalina Park

small park

Cathedral of Santa Ana

16th century

Elder Museum

science museum

Doramas Park

park, pond

Plaza Santa Ana

public square

Canarian Museum

aboriginal history

Confital Beach

beach, surf

Nestor Museum

art museum

Pérez Galdós Theatre

performing arts theatre

Alcaravanera Beach

beach, volleyball

CAAM - Atlantic Center of Modern Art

modern art museum

Castle of Light

15th century