Sightseeing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The districts: colonial houses, churches, lanes and places

Las Palmas is a very streched city. The older parts are located nearby the ocean, the younger districts in the upper town - ciudad alta - strech from the old town Vegueta up to the mountains. the touristic most interesting districts strech from the old town Vegueta and Triana across the districts Ciudad Jardín and Alcaravaneras to Santa Catalina/Canteras and the old harbor quarter Isleta. Also interesitng are the older districts above the old town, San Juan ann San Nicolas. Not because of the sights but because of the atmosphere. 

The most sights are placed in Vegueta and the newer old town Triana. A good overview over the entire Vegueta, Triana and anjoining parts of the town, you get from on top of the massive towers of the catheral (elevator).

In the pages of you will find beyond information about the famous sights of the old town some insider hints away from the ususal tourist paths. For a better clarity the information is ordered by the respective districts.


San Antonio – gorgeous views over the harbour and the quarter Triana »»

The district of the thousand stairs. The district San Antonio is located above the old town district of Triana. The social centre of San Antonio is a broad terrace which leads to the…


San Roque – Between banana plantations and the old town »»

Above the city canyon ‘Barranco Guiniguada’. You can reach San Roque from the old town by foot within five minutes. The quarter is directly above the canyon Guiniguada, which begins in front of…


San Juan de Dios – District on the outskirts of Las Palmas »»

Another district situated on a hill. San Juan de Dios is located in the far south east of the city. It is only accessible by city bus or hired car. From the district,…


Sights on the Canteras beach »»

A stroll on one of the most beautiful municipal beaches in Las Palmas. There are numerous sights along the Canteras beach. Undoubtedly, the centre of this area is the clean and approximately 3.5 km stretching sandy beach, which has already…


San Juan – the traditional district above the old town »»

Right beside the old town of Las Palmas. The district San Juan is within reach in only five minutes by foot from the cathedral Santa Ana. The way to the quarter is already worth seeing,…

Vegueta Las Palmas sightseeing places

Vegueta Las Palmas oldtown »»

visit Triana and Vegueta places in our Las Palmas city tour. Vegueta, Las Palmas oldtown offers variety and a unique location, it is well-preserved and thus one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Located in the south…


Santa Catalina - The international district between beach and harbor »»

International flair in the shopping - and entertainment district Santa Catalina .... Between the harbor Puerto de la Luz in the east and the Playa de las Canteras in the west, the international dirstrict of Santa Catalina is located. 

San Cristobal fishers district Las Palmas

Fisher's district San Cristobal »»

The colourful and authentic district in the south of the city. The district San Cristobal is directly situated on the east coast of the city. The colourful fishermen’s cottages and houses are so close to the sea that…

Ciudad Jardin Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ciudad Jardin »»

the garden district. Dieses Wohnviertel wurde Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts unter der Regie von Engländern, welche damals das wirtschaftliche Leben der Stadt dominierten und prägten, geplant und errichtet. Heute findet…