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Las Palmas Sights and Landmarks Guide, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a city situated on the Gran Canaria Island, one of the Canary Islands found in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a place worth visiting for the many places of attraction it has to offer its many tourists.

You get to see a wonderful exhibition of classical Canarian architecture, including the famous ‘Canarian balcony’ in the Pueblo Canario. Besides this, there is a huge terrace area, the Bodegon Canario which offers wonderful local dishes and the Tourist Enterprise Center located in the Pueblo Canario.

Nearby, you find the Parque Doramas which is a landscaped park having intriguing statues, water fountains, a public swimming pool and various types of endemic flowers and plants on display.

There is a statue of aboriginal people trying to avoid capture in the park, which is said to symbolize the resistance of chief Doramas against Spanish outsiders. It is after this chief that this park has been named.

 An interesting museum

Though small, the Museo Nestor is a museum you will definitely visit repeatedly. This is because of the mesmerizing paintings of the famous Canarian artist, Nestor Frenandez de la Torre (1887-1938). His 500 paintings are all typical of his special style of painting; and with his architect brother having built the building; this museum is special and deserves a visit.

If you are looking for a place to relax, head to the Casa de Colon found behind the Cathedral. It is a typical Canarian structure with a beautiful patio and balconies. It is said that Christopher Columbus had stayed here on his trip to the Americas and today, the house is a museum. It houses relics of past transatlantic trips and serves as a center of studies of the Canaries’ connection with America.

 The historical monument

Parque San Telmo is Las Palmas’ most interesting park with an underground bus terminal and huge taxi station. There is a chapel nearby dedicated to fishermen and sailors and a plaque depicting the spot where General Franco had started the Spanish Civil War.

The Las Canteras is the famous 3 km beach of Las Palmas that also has a boulevard that offers excitement on the beach both in the day and at nighttime with its bars, discos and restaurants. The water activities you can partake of here include surfing and swimming.

There is a Monument of Historical interest located in Las Palmas, the ‘Castle of Light’ which is a 15th century military fortress that defended the city from the attack of Dutch and English pirates.
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