21:06:42 Sunday, 19th February 2017
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The neighbourhood of Vegueta in Las Palmas is the place to be if you are interested in culture, whether that is visiting museums, photography exhibitions or places of historical interest.

The art scene is alive and well here; stunning architecture and the character of its atmosphere enhance the artistic feel of this vibrant quarter. From shops and galleries to museums, Vegueta will delight, amaze and satisfy your cultural interests.

Traditional works and artists are well represented in the Canaries as are their contemporary counterparts. The former ‘Island Cultural Centre’ did a great job promoting the island’s work and since it closed, visitors are encouraged to explore the gems of Vegueta instead.

For avant-garde and ethnic exhibitions, head to the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), which also displays a permanent exhibition of Canarian artwork.

If pre-Hispanic is what you are looking for, the largest collection of these artefacts (including mummies and other remains from Guanche times) dating from 500 BC to the 15th century, can be found at the Museo Canario in Vegueta. 

The Canaries are really a wealth of riches for those of you interested in history. Vegueta also boasts the Casa de Colón, named so because Christopher Columbus is believed to have stayed in the building while he was having one of his ships repaired.

For theatre, opera, ballet and concerts you can head to Teatro Pérez Galdós. The impressive Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, close to Playa de las Canteras, is home to the International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands Music Festival and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria. 

All hotel receptions will be able to give you in-depth information and programmes of forthcoming events during your stay so that you can make the most of your visit to this beautiful location.

City of Las Palmas
Ciudad Jardín
Playa de las Canteras