The festival of San Antonio is celebrated on the 13th of June with different activities. The most famous is the Florabrigida. An exhibition of flowers, plants and birds, that have been held since 1975.
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There is a golf restort close to the city, Golf de Bandama. It was made in the beginning of the 1900's and was actually the first golf-resort in Spain.
The golf resort is in one of the most attractive natural settings of the island. Close to the crater of an ancient volcano, Caldera de Bandama.
In the city is a small park with a fountain, and every week you can come here to do Tai Chi with other people. Or just watch it if you prefer that... :)
I haven't tried it yet but will definetly check it out when I move there. The city is very small, charming and tranquil, so I can imagine that it is a great setting for doing Tai Chi.
Santa Brigida lies about 500 metres above sea level, and is only a 10 min drive from Las Palmas. It is a small and beautiful city, and one of the most exclusive residential areas around Las Palmas.
The street winds through eucalyptus threes and beautiful villas. The area is very fertile and there are georgeous plants and flowers everywhere.
The botanical garden of Gran Canaria is located not so far from this city.
I love this little place! It's so different than many of the other cities on the island. It's really not so many historical buildings, museums or something here. But the atmosphere of the city is so nice.
It's bigger than the small villages and has many restaurants and bars to offer. Still it is smaller, quieter and more charming than some of the bigger cities. There are almost never any tourists here (except for me... ;), even if it's so close to many other popular places.
The people are really nice, generous and welcoming. It's so nice to just walk around this place; looking at the sceneries, exchanging smiles with people you meet and just relax and enjoy... :)
Close to Santa Brigida lies the Caldera de Bandama. A crater made from an ancient volcano. From the top, 569 m, is a great view to the eastside of the island, Las Palmas and the volcanocrater below, 1 km wide and 200 m deep.