Don't pay more, three products for the price of one! Once in Las Palmas, we start our walking tour in the historic centre of Vegueta, where you can discover a colonial style layout, with numerous narrow winding streets and alleys.
In the "Santa Ana" square, a meeting place for parties and concerts, you can see the famous "Santa Ana" dogs, eight sculptures made of cast iron, but painted green to make them look like bronze, representing dogs that are located at one end of the square, facing the façade of the cathedral. From this same square you can see the cathedral, the town hall, the Episcopal palace and some modernist-style houses.
The guided tour continues and one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, the Columbus House Museum, stands majestically in front of you. This museum was inaugurated in 1951 and we recommend you to visit it during your free time. Christopher Columbus visited it already in 1492 during his first voyage to the Indies.
You can also choose to visit the local market, see the beautiful façade of the "Pérez Galdós" Theatre and/or have a coffee in the famous pedestrian street "Triana".
We then drive up the northern road to the most famous caldera of Gran Canaria, the "Caldera de Bandama", a volcanic crater of 1.000 metres in diameter and about 200 metres deep, which originated more than 3.000 years ago and was once inhabited by a family. At the bottom of this impressive caldera you can see some crops and a small house where Agustín's family lived.
The largest Botanical Garden in Spain (about 23 hectares) opens its doors to us, better known as the "Jardin de Viera y Clavijo", this majestic garden hides a collection of more than 570 plants endemic to the Macaronesian area and that you can only see in the Canary Islands. Enjoy this beautiful visit and contemplate our: Dragos, palm trees, laurisilva among many other native plants and trees and without forgetting one of the most complete and largest gardens of succulent plants (cactus, euphorbias, aloes, Agaves ....) in Europe.
On the way back to civilisation you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Avenida Maritima with breathtaking views of the city, its marina and the third most important harbour of the Atlantic: "El Puerto de La Luz".
Our guided tour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria arrives at one of the busiest places in the capital: the Alfredo Krauss Auditorium. It is also one of the island's shopping areas par excellence, with a multitude of places to do your shopping in Gran Canaria, and it is here that you will find the lungs of the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Canteras beach, which for many is the best urban beach in the world.
Do not pay more, three products for the price of one! Once in Las Palmas we start our visit on foot, through the historical center of "Vegueta" where you can discover a colonial style layout, with numerous narrow winding streets.
In the square of "Santa Ana", meeting point of celebrations and concerts, you will see the famous "Santa Ana dogs", eight sculptures made of cast iron, but painted green to make them go for bronze, representing dogs that are at one end of the square, facing the façade of the cathedral. From the same square you can see the cathedral, the city hall, the bishop´s palace and some houses of modernist style.
The guided tour continues to one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, the "House museum of Columbus", which stands majestically in front of you. This museum was inaugurated in 1951 and we recommend, in your spare time, to pay it a visit, something Christopher Columbus already did in 1492 during his first trip to the Indies.
You can also choose among having a look at the "local market of Elisabeth II" or see the beautiful façade of the "Pérez Galdós theatre" and / or have a coffee in the famous pedestrian street of "Triana".
Later on, we drive along the northern road that takes us to the centre of Gran Canaria to see the most famous crater of the island, the "Caldera of Bandama", a volcanic crater 1.000 meters in diameter and about 200 meters deep that originated a little over 3.000 years ago, and once inhabited by a family. In the background of this impressive crater you can find some growings and a small house where the family of Agustín lived.
The largest botanical garden in Spain (about 23 hectars) opens its doors, better known as the "Jardín botánico de Viera and Clavijo", this majestic garden hides a collection of more than 570 plants endemic to the Macaronesian area and you can only see on the Canary Islands. Enjoy this beautiful visit and sight our: Dragons, palm trees, laurisilva among many other plants and native trees and not forgetting one of the most complete and large gardens of succulent plants (cactus, euphorbias, aloes, agaves ...).
Back to the civilization you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Avenida Marítima (sea avenue) with breathtaking views of the city, its marina and the third most important port of the Atlantic: "The Port of La Luz".
You can also have lunch, very close to the beach of "Las Canteras", in a restaurant located in the center of the city and if you prefer something more cultural or didactic you can also visit the Museum of Science and Technology and much more...
About 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. we will be back in the south of Gran Canaria.
In short, a day full of alternatives at a really spectacular price.
Don't pay more, three products for the price of one! Las Palmas, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city open to the sea. Culture as well as great shopping possibilities in the largest city of the Canary Islands.
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