9 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 9 sights are available in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.List of cities in Spain Sightseeing Tours in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
1. Castillo de San Francisco
The Castle of San Francisco located in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, is a defensive fortress of the s. XVII located in the homonymous mountain, in the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its construction began in 1601 and, although it can be considered completed in 1625, it is later reformed in different periods. It is a defensive construction of irregular plant to adapt to the orography of the terrain. It occupied an area of 5,750 square meters, which would make it the largest defensive platform on the island, according to the Registry of Assets of Cultural Interest of the Canary Islands. The Castle of Francisco, integrated into the defensive system of the city, was connected with the Castle of Mata by the north wall, and with the Punta de Diamante platform to the south through another defensive wall.
Wikipedia: Castillo de San Francisco (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) (ES)
2. Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
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.
3. Faro de La Isleta
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.
4. 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.
5. Acuario Poema del Mar
The Poema del Mar is an aquarium located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. It was inaugurated on December 17, 2017. The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands have considered it of strategic interest for the region to strengthen the promotion of the archipelago as a travel destination on an international scale. It is owned by the Loro Parque Group.
6. Castillo de la Luz
The Castle of La Luz or Fortaleza de las Isletas is located on Calle Juan Rejón in the neighborhood of La Isleta next to Puerto de La Luz, in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, north of the island of Gran Canaria of which it is capital of the province of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.
7. Catedral de Santa Ana
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.
8. Torreón de San Pedro Mártir
The Torreón de San Pedro Mártir, popularly known as Castillo de San Cristóbal, is located in the seaside neighborhood of San Cristóbal on the east coast of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria.
9. Muralla de Las Palmas
The ancient palm wall, or royal wall, is the wall that delineates and protects the city from the palm trees of Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands and Spain. Today, it only remains next to the killing castle.
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