Gran Canaria – Attractions

Gran Canaria is rich in attractions and offers some attractions and leisure activities in addition to the scenic highlights. We start simply with the natural highlights and the buildings, which simply should be seen during a holiday on the island. In the East of the country, where tourists actually less are found, because here the large warehouse of fruit and vegetable production, can be found but still impressive sights. A great experience is a trip into the mountains of Gran Canaria and the area of its numerous reservoirs. High around the 1.444 m Montana de Tamadaba takes you to many places for a romantic picnic and has great views of the mountains of the island. In good weather you can see even the neighboring island of Tenerife with the Pico de Teide. “In Galdar, you will find that the Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros”, a Baroque church from the 18th century. This church is mainly due to his statue of Saint Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria”became famous.

The baptismal font, which is located in the Church, dates back yet from the time of the conquest, and according to traditions the first inhabitants of the Canary Islands should be baptized here. “The old town of the capital city’s beautiful Las Palmas, the so-called Vegueta”, which probably is one of the most idyllic places in the city. There are the Town Hall, the Bishop’s Palace and old venerable houses with beautiful bronze statues. Here also the Cathedral of Santa Ana, which has many styles by their long building time of Gothic to neoclassicism should be absolutely visited. The Parque Doramas is situated in the elegant residential area of the city”, the largest and most beautiful park of Las Palmas. In the middle of the Park, the Canarian village of Pueblo Canario”with turrets, a beautiful atrium and a cafe in the courtyard. Often great folklore events held here and not to be missed. About 9 km above Maspalomas Palmitos Park is the Los”, in his kind’s most beautiful parks all over the world belongs to.

Here visitors can the largest orchid collection in Europe admire and a birds of prey experience. The Park is also home to more than 1,200 different bird species which can move freely for the most part in the Park. Gran Canaria is really rich in attractions and both car and public transport on the island these are all easy to reach. Aguimes Barraco de Guayadque is located above and there are the visitors, when he would take a trip into the past. People here still live in cave dwellings and when visiting the caves Museum, which is located there, you get an impression conveys, as the daily life of the people in the Barraco de Guayadque is still. This area is a paradise for hiking pleasure.