Explore Vegueta, the old town of Las Palmas

Vegueta is the name given to the old town part of Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria. A visit here will transport you back in time as it has remained relatively unchanged since Columbus visited in the late 1400s, so you can get a real taste of the island’s history while you’re here.

Strolling around the district’s narrow, cobbled streets with its historical architecture and traditional wooden balconies, you’ll discover a number of fascinating sights and attractions to explore. Some of the most popular include the Casa de Colon mansion, the popular Museo Canario museum, the town hall, the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno gallery and the impressive Catedral de Santa Ana that dominates the landscape.

You can also browse the markets and many shops in the area or even head across the road to the much more modern Triana shopping district if you fancy a bigger spree. But after all that exploring, you’ll be in need of refuelling. Lucky for you, you’ll find some excellent outdoor terraces all around Vegueta for you to grab a refreshing drink and a tasty bite to eat.