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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

Currency

EUR
Euro

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Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Tips

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

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
15 58
18 65
21 69
180.75
February
15 59
18 65
21 70
241.00
March
15 60
19 67
22 71
140.50
April
16 60
20 67
22 72
70.25
May
17 63
21 69
23 74
20.00
June
19 66
22 72
25 76
00.00
July
20 69
24 75
27 80
00.00
August
21 70
25 76
27 81
00.00
September
21 70
24 76
27 81
100.50
October
20 67
23 74
26 78
130.50
November
18 64
21 70
24 75
180.75
December
16 60
19 67
22 71
271.00

Where is locate the Port of Las Palmas

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 port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

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.

Activities in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Neighborhoods

Vegueta

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

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

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

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

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

Activities

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

Beaches

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

This beach is located near the port in Las Palmas.

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

Nearby

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.

(in French)

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

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