Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a beautiful, bustling, modern and at the same time a little bit conservative city with a colonial atmosphere, economic and cultural center of the archipelago, the largest city in the Canary Islands. It is a city for all occasions.
Las Palmas was founded on June 24, 1978 by the Spanish conquistadors and quickly became the most important port in the Atlantic for ships, following the path to America.
With its location, Las Palmas arose and developed at the crossroads of many cultures and today it is an accumulation of a number of striking historical monuments, entertainment and shopping centers, parks, museums, luxury hotels and the long wide beaches, among which stand out the Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras.
It is from Las Palmas that one should start familiarizing himself with the island. There a variety of entertainment - from surfing and diving to discos and colorful shows - is concentrated. In addition, one needs to go here for a different experience of the body treatments, such as mud therapy and thalasso, salt baths, hydro and aromatherapy, spa and massages.
The average summer temperature in the capital is +27 and it is +23 winter. The streets are full of greenery and colors of the year and in February the famous Carnival, which is second only to Brazil's, is held.
Apart from the beaches, it is definitely worth seeing the main attractions of the city: The Castle of Light - Castillo de la Luz, the Columbus House, the park and the area of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of Santa Ana, Doramis Park, Canary Islands Museum 1000 mummies, the Atlantic Center of Modern Art, centenarian theater Perez Galdós.