Flights to Las Palmas
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About Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the second most heavily populated of the Canary Islands in the Spanish Archipelago, with a total population of 839,000 residents, making this an intimate and beautiful place to visit. It’s capital is the friendly and culturally rich city of Las Palmas. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, it is a beautiful and vibrant place to visit for any type of holiday, wether that be a romantic getaway or a family holiday.
Things to see
Any holiday to Gran Canaria is bound to be full of adventure! With it’s scenic beaches and top attractions, it truly has something to offer every person of all ages. Some of the must see attractions which are located in Gran Canaria include:
- Palmitos Park
- Mas Palomas (features a zoo, park, gardens and an aquarium - could be seen as similar to Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland)
- Playa de las conteras
- Las Palmas
- Museo y parque arqueologico cueva pintada
- Valeron monestery
- La Vegueta
- Las palmas de Gran Canaria
- Inglesia de San Juan Bautista
- El faro de Maspalomas
With so much to see in Gran Canaria, the time you spend there is never enough and it’s beauty will have you coming back again and again to experience everything it has to offer.
Shopping in Las Palmas
If you want to collect some souvenirs before heading off on your homeward flight Las Palmas can offer plenty of shops to fulfil your requirements. The main shopping street is Calle Mayor de Triana with stunning architecture as well as eclectic shops.
For more upmarket shops before you head back on your flight Las Palmas has the Avenida Mesa y Lopez area with a huge department store and many boutiques. If you want locally made handicrafts, head for the government-run Fedac stores where you can purchase items from hand-painted silk scarves to shawls and basket ware.
The main festival of Las Palmas
If you want to be involved in the main festival of the island before heading home on your flight Las Palmas invites you to join in the fun at the annual Carnaval which takes place in either February or March depending when Lent falls.
This is when the island, and especially the capital, experiences three weeks of partying, dressing up, frivolity, and general madness. The main action is centred around Parque de Santa Catalina where there is a huge outdoor stage.
Some of the events include the crowning of the Carnival Queen and the Burial of the Sardine where a massive sculpture of a sardine is paraded through the streets down to the beach and then buried. The finale is a giant fireworks display which lights up the sky in all sorts of amazing colours and shapes.
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