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Las Palmas,  Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Canary Islands

The port of Las Palmas is located on the Island of Gran Canaria which is part of the Canary Islands. These islands of volcanic origin are an autonomous Spanish territory. The climate is very pleasant and stable throughout the year. You will find sandy beaches to the east of the island. Las Palmas, founded by the conquistadores, is the largest city in the archipelago.

Useful Information

Language

Spanish

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

EUR
Euro

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Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
1558
1865
2169
180.75
February
1559
1865
2170
241.00
March
1560
1967
2271
140.50
April
1660
2067
2272
70.25
May
1763
2169
2374
20.00
June
1966
2272
2576
00.00
July
2069
2475
2780
00.00
August
2170
2576
2781
00.00
September
2170
2476
2781
100.50
October
2067
2374
2678
130.50
November
1864
2170
2475
180.75
December
1660
1967
2271
271.00

Where is located the Port of Las Palmas Cruise Terminal

Cruise ships dock at the port directly in the center of the city. A shopping center is nearby (El Muelle). The center of the city can be reached on foot, in about 10 minutes, by taking the sidewalk on the left when leaving the port.

Travelling around the Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Cruise Port

Shuttles can also take you directly to the public market.
Taxis are available at the port and offer city or island tours.
A hop-on hop-off tourist bus allows you to visit the attractions of the city of Las Palmas.
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Activities in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Neighborhoods

Vegueta

The historic district of Las Palmas where are found the majority of tourist attractions.

Calle Triana

This street, which dates back to the 16th century, is a pedestrian street where you can find many shops and cafes.

Parque Doramas

In this park with an area of 47,800 m2 you will find dragon trees, ficus, palm trees and other native species. Its cascading fountains and extensive vegetation invite visitors to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Landmarks

Catedral de Santa Ana

The construction of this cathedral began in 1500 and was completed in 1570. A museum of sacred art is located in its south wing.

Museums

Casa de Colon

One of the first houses in the city, Christopher Columbus allegedly stopped there to rest on his way to the New World in 1492.

Elder Museum of Science and Technology

This science and technology museum offers interactive exhibits on 4 floors. It is located in an old warehouse near the port.

Activities

Canario Viera y Clavijo botanical garden

The Botanical Garden has species endemic to the Canary Islands and others that are related to it in some way or another.

Beaches

Playa del Ingles

Seaside resorts in the south of the island. It is the second-largest seaside resort in Europe.

Playa de las Canteras

This beach is located near the port in Las Palmas.

Maspalomas Beach

This beach is located in the south of the island, a field of dunes is nearby.

Nearby

Arucas

City located in the north of the island that extends from the coast up to 600 meters above sea level. Its stone church carved by local craftsmen is imposing.

Teror (in French)

The city is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Notice the carved wooden balconies of its buildings.