Travel to Gran Canaria: what to see and what to do

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Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the Canarian Archipelago and is a place of rare beauty where culture, ancient traditions, dream beaches and postcard sea coexist harmoniously.

  • Holidays in Gran Canaria: tourism and information
  • Gran Canaria places of interest and attractions
  • Vegeta – Gran Canaria
  • Puerto de Mogan – Gran Canaria
  • Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park - Gran Canaria
  • The Canary Museum – Gran Canaria
  • Palmitos Park – Gran Canaria
  • Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves – Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria pictures and photos

Holidays in Gran Canaria: tourism and information

Renamed with the name de "The Continent in Miniature" thanks to the great variety of landscapes and thanks to the diversity of the climate, Gran Canaria belongs to the very famous Archipelago of the Canary Islands.



THEGran Canaria Island it is particularly appreciated for the climate mild throughout the year, the temperature minimums do not rarely drop below 22 °, in short, it is a real happy oasis.

Gran Canaria places of interest and attractions

Gran Canaria it is that island that all travelers dream of "treading on" at least once in their life and it is a place of rare beauty where culture, ancient traditions, beaches dreamlike e sea like a postcard coexist harmoniously.

Las Palmas it's beautiful Capital of Gran Canaria while Maspalomas is the most touristic city of the island where there are a myriad of resort, hotels, restaurants, bar, discotheques and all the other accommodation facilities that are able to offer dream holidays both a families even with very little children both small and young.



Gran Canaria beaches

Now let's see which are the main ones attractions and the main ones places of interest in Gran Canaria.

Vegeta – Gran Canaria

vegueta is the beautiful historic center of Las Palmas which in 1990 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This ancient district treasures some of the main attractions of the island of Gran Canaria such as the Columbus House, the ancient residence of Christopher Columbus, the Palazzo Episcopal and the famous St. Anne's Cathedral which was made the different architectural styles (Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical).

Puerto de Mogan – Gran Canaria

Do you want to spend unforgettable moments in a place with an unmistakable Mediterranean style even if overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean?

Puerto de Mogán is the tourist destination that's right for you.

The small and characteristic streets and the very particular houses perched on the gentle hills will make you feel at home and on Tuesdays it is a must to shop inside the famous Arguineguin market.

We point out that Puerto de Mogán it is also "The Mecca" of the fans of excursions, of diving and of those who love to practice deep-sea fishing.

Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park - Gran Canaria

Il Museum and Archaeological Park of Cueva Pintada it is one of the best ways to try to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of the ancient Guanche civilization.


Painted Cave it means "Painted Grotto" and thanks to incredible archaeological excavations, numerous artificial caves and an aboriginal village made up of 1987 houses were unearthed in 50.



Gran Canaria tour holidays

Obviously, all the archaeological finds found in the area are kept inside the adjacent museum.

The Canary Museum – Gran Canaria

Another unmissable and very interesting attraction of Gran Canaria which we highly recommend not to miss is the Canary Museum.

Il Canary Museum it treasures the greatest and most important testimonies of the Guanche Civilization and is composed of 11 rooms set up with ceramics, artifacts, statues and mummies of this pre-Hispanic civilization of Berber origin


Palmitos Park – Gran Canaria

Palmitos Park is the temple of entertainmentGran Canaria Island and it is located in Maspalomas.

This extraordinary exotic park, thanks to the aquarium, the dolphinarium and many animals (caimans, parrots, coatis, pelicans, monkeys, lemurs) is the best way to entertain the little ones.

Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves – Gran Canaria

Lovers of nature, excursions and trekking a Gran Canaria they will find bread for their teeth, just think that more than half of the island's territory has become part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.

There are a myriad of routes, itineraries and trails but reach the peaks of the The Roque Nublo or the Snow Peak, trust me, it will be a beautiful experience as they were sacred places of the Guanche civilization.

Also discover the most beautiful beaches of Gran Canaria and, above all, what are some of the best typical dishes of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria pictures and photos

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