Las Palmas de Gran Canaria tourist information.
Las Palmas is a capital of Gran Canaria, located in the north-eastern part of the island set in magnificent scenery composed of two bays and their beautiful beaches – Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. 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. Las Palmas enjoys a very mild and pleasant desertic climate (highly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean) with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year. Locals know it as the “Eternal Spring”, with an average annual temperature of 21.3 °C (70.3 °F). The annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carnival brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, music and dancing.
Whether you stay directly in the city or travel to the capital from elsewhere on the island, you are guaranteed a wealth of choices to compliment your holiday. In Las Palmas you will find the best of both worlds, a long stretch of sandy beach and the hustle and bustle of city life. There are lots of high end shops and boutiques, side streets laden with cafes and great places for tapas and drinks. The hotels in our guide are ideally situated so you can make the most of your holiday, never having to venture too far to reach places of interest.
Cathedral of Santa Ana
The Cathedral of Santa Ana is located in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. It is the seat of the Diocese of the Canaries in the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated within the Vegueta neighborhood, next to the Plaza Mayor of Santa Ana. The feast of the cathedral’s dedication is celebrated annually on November 26. The structure is considered the most important monument of Canarian religious architecture.