Levitate Travel: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Photography by Leo Chan & Alicia Mara
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Travel Diary
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
The Cathedral – Pay a small entrance fee for a quick lift to the top of the Cathedral. There we were in awe of the wonderful view overlooking Plaza de Santa Ana surrounded by colorful houses that reminded me of Legos.
Old Colonial area of Vegueta – Loved wandering around the streets in this part of town! Every block in this old town had different vibrant walls and doors which made for some great photos. It was quiet and charming that made us felt like we were walking around in a movie set. Here we walked past the Museum of Columbus, where Columbus stayed on his way to and from discovering the New World.
Tapas – Since Gran Canaria is part of Spain, you know I had to stop for some tapas. The steak and foie gras was definitely the highlight of my meal. We also tried the local Gran Canaria potatoes with special sauce.
Playa Las Canteras – We ended our time in Las Palmas with a nice walk on one of the longest beach in the city. The beach stretches from one end to another and also featured lots of interesting architecture that reminded me of Barcelona.
Also check out:
The Hermitage of San Antonio Abad and the Columbus Museum, Pueblo Canario, Teatro Peréz Galdos, Museo Canario, The Church of San Telmo, Alfredo Kraus Auditorium
Sancocho (salt fish dish), Caldo de Pescado (fresh fish dish), Spanish Paella, Muscatel Wine (Sweet), “Vino del Monte” Claret and “Vino de Lanzarote”.
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