Various: Shop till you drop
If you are a compulsive buyer and enjoy shopping Las Palmas will give you the good shopping alternatives.
Rebajas ( Sale) is in January, February and August months. You can find many designer bargains in the Triana area and in those 7 big malls called; Las Arenas ( close to Las Canteras), El Muelle( in the port), La Ballena, Centro Comercial Siete Palmas,Centro Comercial Vecindario, Las Terrazas (Jinamar), El Mirador (opened Dec 2011 it's the latest and the biggest one in Jinamar) ( close to the airport) and also there are 2 El Corte de Ingles one in Mesa y Lopez area other one at Siete Palmas(Spain's famous chain like Maisy's)
Have a good shopping!
What to buy: Canarian culture is very unique. You can take with you some products only can find it here or hard to find in your country.
I can suggest some gift ideas:
Ron Canario (alcohol drink)
Ron miel (alcohol drink)
Bienmesabe (Almond and gofio sweet)
Mazapan (Almond sweet)
Queso Majorero (Cheese from Fuerteventura)
Queso Valsequillo (Cheese from Gran Canaria)
Queso de Guia ( Cheese from Gran Canaria)
Mojo sauce ( verde(green) for fish, rojo(red) for meat)
Cigarettes (they are very cheap)
You can buy theese products at Mercadona, Carrefour, Hiperdino, Hipercor...
Canarian Artesania;such as hand made table cloth, ceramic, painting
You can buy theese products around Vegueta and Triana aria.
What to pay: It is definetly cheeper then other parts of europa. Because Canarians pays less sale tax then main land Spain.
My favourite shop MANGO: A Day in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
A fantastic ladies clothes shop designed for young to middle aged!!! ladies. Excellent value for money and very up to date fashion.I have bought lots of clothes from there from dresses,tops,skirts and bags.just love the look very spanish.Its my first port of call on getting to las palmas.Credit card at the ready,,,,, enjoy if you get there.
What to buy: Generally its a city where you can buy almost anything from flowers from the street traders to high class motor cars.
Lots of history to in the city,cathedral,museums etc
Excellent spanish bars to keep the hunger pangs away after a hard day shopping!!!
El corte anglais is there to, a large department store with everything to offer.
What to pay: Prices are pretty much as you would expect to pay in England although you can sometimes drop on a bargain.
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All over Las Palmas you will find shoppingmalls. Like the big Las Arenas right next to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium on Las Canteras. On the other side of the city, near the harbour, you find the newer El Muelle that also have discos.
El Corte Inglés have two big buildings on Calle Mesa y Lopez. About five minutes drive from Las Palmas you find another El Corte Inglés and the big 7 palmas right next to eachother.
CALLE MESA Y LOPEZ
This is the main shopping street of Las Palmas. It stretches almost from Las Canteras in the west of the city to Playa Alcaravaneras in the east.
Here you can find many of the more exclusive and upper class shops of the city. But also plenty of other shops. The national shoppingcentre El Corte Inglés has two big buildings here with plenty of floors filled with all kinds of things.
CALLE MAYOR DE TRIANA
This street is a pedestrian zone and you can find all kinds of shops, cafés and restaurants here. Together with Vegueta this is one of the oldest districts in Las Palmas, and there are plenty of old buildings and beautiful architecture here.
Check out the shop of Zara. Housed in a beautiful building with a patio and traditional canarian balconies made of wood, all inside the shop.
There are three main options for shopping in Las Palmas, though these are not the only ones. First, there is the area along Avenida Mesa y Lopez , where there is a large number of first class department stores and shops including the famous chain "El Corte Ingles". Second, there is the Triana area, a pedestrian street which combines traditional local stores and others which offer familiar international brands. Finally, there are the two most important shopping centres, las Arenas and La Ballena, with more affordable prices but of an equally high standard.
Mojo sauce and honey rum
What to buy: What we liked was the Canarian mojo sauce, it is made from green or red peppers ( that's why you have green or red mojo)vinegar, lots of garlic, salt and olive oil.
Another thing I liked was the honey rum it taste very mild and sweet.
every supermarket: Mojo, honey rum
What to buy: On the canary islands they have those wonderfull mojo sauces, mojo is made from red or green peppers ( that's why they have red or green mojo) lots of garlic, vinegar, salt and olive oil.
Another nice thing was the honey rum it taste very mild and sweet.
Triana: old part of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This is a picture of the commerical area of the city. A good place to go shopping. Thereare a lot of pubs nearby.