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Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Gym
“One of the world's great urban beaches, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Playa de las Canteras features a promenade to match. If you don't want to get sand between your toes, the Paseo de Las Canteras provides the ideal setting for a stroll.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Shop & Service
“Has everything including shade. On the hottest days it is a great escape from the beach. Carrefour, Primark, McDonalds, 100 Montaditios, are just a few of the many shops to try out. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“On the other end of the city with the majestic views of Las Canteras, stands the Alfredo Kraus auditorium. In the popular neighborhood of Guanarteme where it is filled of young people and vibrant life.”
  • 66 locals recommend
History Museum
“For a gateway into Gran Canaria's past, why not visit one of GC's museums? Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Casa de Cólon (Columbus House) museum chronicles the adventures of Christopher Columbus whilst Gáldar's Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave) museum reveals the island's pre-Spanish history.”
  • 62 locals recommend
History Museum
“amazing Museum about the history of the Guances (natives from Canary Islands before the hispanic conquer)”
  • 48 locals recommend
Food Court
“The Vegueta neighborhood was declared a National Artistic Historic Site by Decree of April 5, 1973. Vegueta was the founding nucleus of the city, the place where in 1478 the troops of the conqueror Juan Rejón erected the Real de las Palmas, a name he would receive from the palm trees that rose there. It was the first Castilian site in the Atlantic, as well as the place where the Crown of Castile began the Conquest of the Canary Islands.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Science Museum
“An absolute must. They do charge for entry. Locals get a different price then tourists. Well worth it. Most displays in English as well. MUSTS: The Gyroscope, The Flight Simulator, The Virtual Reality Experiences, The Boat Simulator, the Shows... All of it Great for kids too, WIFI is free, washrooms are clean. Sorry for all the Science Stuff they DO NOT HAVE A PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAIN nor PUBLIC ACCESS Toilets or Free Entry which is a real shame for the amount of tourism dollars arriving to the island everyday and that it is supposed to be a SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY Museum. Last time we checked public drinking fountains used to exist in society. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“EL MUELLE commercial center big and nice location 10 minutes walking from home nice view from the 4th floor also Padel Tennis courts ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Climb all the way up Santa Ana Cathedral: you'll get the best 360 views over Las Palmas.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Aquarium
“SO SO SO Cool and worth a look. Best views of marine life short of Diving in. Free Wifi as well to share your photos and adventures as you get lost in the amazing experience. HINT: Perfect for families, worth buying the year pass if you plan to go more then once. Clean washrooms. Great if you have small children or infants. Plenty of spaces to sit and take a rest. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Department Store
“Tienda por departamentos, además encontrarás mas tiendas cercanas / Shop by department, you will also find more shops nearby”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“From this bus station, transportation is available to all main locations and attractions of the island.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Historic street full of shops and restaurants. Great for a warm afternoon. Directly next to Vegueta, one of the oldest parts of the city with cathedrals and museums to visit.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Fountains, Pools, Statues and Kids Play areas. Like most parks on the island it sadly does not have a public washroom and nope there is no drinking fountain. Still it is a lovely place to take a walk about. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“The other main bus station in Las Palmas. Here you can connect to you ferries between islands and from around the world. A lovely spot. Hidden Jewel is Salon Guanche - the locals favorite Sportium Sports Betting and Casino :) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Un lugar donde poder degustar pescado fresco y amplia variedad de arroces y marisco. / A place where you can taste fresh fish and a wide variety of rice and seafood.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Un lugar donde poder degustar pescado fresco y amplia variedad de arroces y marisco. / A place where you can taste fresh fish and a wide variety of rice and seafood.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sea-front small cozy restaurant with international food and cocktails. Grabbing a table can be challenging on busy days.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Delicious food, reasonably priced. The "rubia gallega" is exquisite. It attracts a good mix of people, including some tourists.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“A bit pricey but the best meat I have ever had. Despite being so near to the beach, very few tourists go here.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Excellent breakfast spot at the top of Las Canteras beach. Order a 'bocadillo calamares' and watch the joggers go past from the terrace. Great juices too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Excelente servicio. Calidad en la carne. Terraza para comer. Relacion calidad-precio”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the Las Canteras promenade, good quality meat at reasonable prices.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Not for the faint-hearted, but if neon lights, plastic tables, and ordering straight from the fish counter with no menu (in Spanish), sounds like your perfect meal, then Amigo Camilo will reward you with a delicious seafood meal for two for an incredibly good value price!”
  • 23 locals recommend

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