Explore Las Palmas
Las Palmas is the the largest city in Gran Canaria, with nearly half of the island’s populous calling the city home. Mirroring many of the traits of the Spanish mainland, but other influencers, including African, Chinese and Indian settlers, all contribute to the city’s intriguing air. Spain’s ninth largest city is a vibrant and engaging holiday destination with a rich cultural history.
About Las Palmas
The cacophony of taxi horns, hordes of shoppers, noisy bars and busy port give Las Palmas the feel of a bustling Spanish city. The city’s Old Town, Vegueta, is immensely atmospheric and also fashionable.
- The term 'Islas Canarias' has been derived from the Latin term Insula Canaria, meaning ‘Island of the Dogs’.
- Las Palmas is the joint capital of the Canary Islands, alongside Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the neighbouring island.