Seven Things to do in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Here are my tips for things to do in Las Palmas, the capital of the island of Gran Canaria.

Hit the Beach

Playa de las Canteras is a fab beach in the west of the city.

Visit the Museo de Canario

The Museo de Canario focuses on the archaeology and history of the Canary Islands.  It’s free to get in if you visit on a Monday.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Mummy at Museo de Canario, Las Palmas

Go Up the Cathedral Tower

It costs around 2 Euro to take the lift up to the top of the south tower of Santa Ana Cathedral to get some great views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Santa Ana Cathedral, Las Palmas

Pat the Dogs near the Cathedral

Just opposite the cathedral there are several dog sculptures. Legend tells that the dogs have been appearing of the roofs of buildings in the city since 1506.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Have a drink at a characterful cafe

There are loads of cafes in Las Palmas. I liked the one in the photo below, which is located in the Plaza Santa Ana near the cathedral.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Cafe in Plaza Santa Ana, Las Palmas

Buy fruit at the market

There’s an amazing choice of fruit a reasonable prices in the Market Hall.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Las Palmas Market

Cool off by the Toad Fountain

I thought that two toad fountain was very quirky. There are benches in the shade were you can observe how far each toad can spray. There are free toilets in the library just around the corner.

Things to do in Las Palmas

Toad Fountain, Las Palmas

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Although many visitors stay in the resort towns on the south east of Gran Canaria, I think that Las Palmas makes a good base. You can find the best prices for hotels in Las Palmas using the sunshine.co.uk search box below, sunshine.co.uk offer a lowest price guarantee and free supplier failure insurance.