11 Sights in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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1. San Francisco de Asís

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The parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Marian shrine of Our Lady of Solitude is located in the Alameda de Colón in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). In this temple the image of Our Lady of Solitude is venerated, which enjoys great veneration among the inhabitants of the city of Las Palmas, its Archconfraternity has had its canonical headquarters in this temple since 1587. This temple was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest on December 20, 1985.

Wikipedia: Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) (ES)

2. Castillo de San Francisco

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The Castle of San Francisco, located in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a seventeenth-century defensive fortress located on the mountain of the same name, in the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its construction began in 1601 and, although it can be completed in 1625, it was later renovated in different periods. It is a defensive construction with an irregular floor plan to adapt to the orography of the terrain. It occupied an area of 5,750 square metres, which would make it the largest defensive platform on the island, according to the Canary Islands Register of Assets of Cultural Interest. The Castle of Francisco, integrated into the defensive system of the city, was connected to the Castle of Mata by the northern wall, and to the Punta de Diamante platform to the south through another defensive wall.

Wikipedia: Castillo de San Francisco (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) (ES)

3. Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

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The Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is an auditorium in Spain located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and is one of the most unique buildings in the capital of Gran Canaria. Created by Óscar Tusquets, it was built between 1993 and 1997 with the idea of erecting a lighthouse to protect Las Canteras beach. It was opened on 5 December 1997. The Auditorium bears the name of Alfredo Kraus in homage and gratitude to the work of the tenor from Gran Canaria. In its main hall, behind the orchestra, there is an enormous window of around 100 m2 that allows a view of the Atlantic Ocean while attending a concert.

Wikipedia: Auditorio Alfredo Kraus (EN), Website

4. Faro de La Isleta

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La Isleta Lighthouse is an active 19th century lighthouse on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the Canary islands. The lighthouse has been constructed on the rocky peninsula of La Isleta, which overlooks the Port of Las Palmas to the north of the city of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the island, the La Isleta light marks the approaches to the port and lies midway between the Sardina lighthouse to the east and the Punta de Melenara lighthouse of Telde to the south.

Wikipedia: La Isleta Lighthouse (EN)

5. Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo

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Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo is the full name of the botanical garden on Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands. "Jardín Botánico Canario" means "Botanical Garden of the Canaries", while the additional words "Viera y Clavijo" honor the pioneering Spanish cleric and scholar José Viera y Clavijo (1731–1813), who attempted to found a botanical garden in the Canary Islands in the late eighteenth century.

Wikipedia: Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo (EN), Website

6. La Niña III

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La Niña III

La Niña was one of the three Spanish ships used by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492. As was tradition for Spanish ships of the day, she bore a female saint's name, Santa Clara. However, she was commonly referred to by her nickname, La Niña, which was probably a pun on the name of her owner, Juan Niño of Moguer. She was a standard caravel-type vessel.

Wikipedia: Niña (EN)

7. Acuario Poema del Mar

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The Poema del Mar is an aquarium located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. It was inaugurated on December 17, 2017. The Gran Canaria Town Council and the Government of the Canary Islands have considered it of strategic interest to the region by reinforcing the promotion of the archipelago as an international travel destination. It is owned by the Loro Parque Group.

Wikipedia: Poema del Mar (EN), Website

8. Castillo de la Luz

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Castillo de la Luz

The Castillo de La Luz or Fortaleza de las Isletas is located on Calle Juan Rejón in the neighbourhood of La Isleta next to Puerto de La Luz, in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the north of the island of Gran Canaria of which it is the capital of the province of Las Palmas. Canary Islands, Spain.

Wikipedia: Castillo de la Luz (ES), Website

9. Catedral de Santa Ana

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The Cathedral of Santa Ana is a Roman Catholic church located in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The cathedral is the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias. It is situated within the Vegueta neighborhood, next to the Plaza Mayor of Santa Ana.

Wikipedia: Las Palmas Cathedral (EN)

10. Muralla de Las Palmas

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Muralla de Las Palmas

The Old Wall of Las Palmas or Muro del Real, was the wall that delimited and protected the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. At present, only a fragment of it is preserved next to the Castle of Mata.

Wikipedia: Muralla de Las Palmas (ES)

11. Torreón de San Pedro Mártir

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The Torreón de San Pedro Mártir, popularly known as Castillo de San Cristóbal, is located in the Marinero neighborhood of San Cristóbal on the east coast of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria,.

Wikipedia: Torreón de San Pedro Mártir (ES)


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