strolling high and low around Las Palmas
Favorite thing: Weather, a proper combination of city life and pristine place away from vibrant civilzation.
Fondest memory: Seems like a wonderful place to live in. Imagine living on the coastline, in the almost perfect weather all year long, together half of million inhabitants (hence, town has sufficient infrastructure for any city-spoiled person like me).
There are couple of places to check out: Benito Pérez Galdós birth house, house where Christopher Columbus visited on his trip to Americas and back, a cathedral, a couple of churches, market. Stroll around and you'll be immersed.
Favorite thing: Vegueta is the oldest and most distinguished area of the city. Its beautiful houses are a fine example of "architectural symbiosis", colonial and local styles being merged into one. Of the wide variety of buildings which the visitor will come across in the area special attention should be given to the San Antonio Abad Chapel (15th century, rebuilt in the 17th), where Christopher Colombus prayed before he set off for America and which was moreover the original site of settlement in the city, the Casa de Colón (House of Colombus, see photo), where the Admiral stayed during his stay on the island, Santo Domingo Church (16th century) and San Francisco Church (17th century).
Santa Ana Cathedral
Favorite thing: Work on the Santa Ana Cathedral began at the start of the 16th century in the purest Gothic style. However, its construction was repeatedly interrupted and was not finished until practically four centuries later, though by then neoclassical influences had left their mark on the new facades. In the different Cathedral chapels important works of art are kept, including various pieces by the religious sculptor José Luján Pérez. Located in the southern wing of the cathedral is the Diocesan Museum which houses numerous highly valuable works from the last four centuries.
Favorite thing: The nature on the Island is fantastic! The island has 4 different climate zones and that makes it very interesting and fascinating just to drive around and look around.
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