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Welcome to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, the third largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is known for its volcanic landscapes, white sand beaches, leafy mountains, and nightlife. Travelers with an appetite for adventure can scuba dive to coral reefs, explore desert dunes on a camel, or trek to Roque Nublo. For culture vultures, walking tours of UNESCO-listed Vegueta (Las Palmas Old Town), and the historical towns of Teror and Arucas are bound to impress, while those seeking rest and relaxation should head for the beach resorts of Maspalomas in the south. Other must-see activities include dolphin and whale watching off the coast of Puerto Rico, and sampling local Spanish cuisine on a food tour.

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Top 10 attractions in Gran Canaria

Cocodrilo Park Zoo
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Cocodrilo Park Zoo

Situated in Agüimes, on the island of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria), Cocodrilo Park is the principal exotic animal rescue center in the Canary Islands. Here, education and fun come together with live crocodile, bird, and monkey feedings, plus zoo exhibits and opportunities to interact with the animals....
Roque Nublo
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Roque Nublo

The Roque Nublo is a unique rock formation on Gran Canaria that truly is a sight to behold. At 70 meters tall, the red basaltic monolith is the most dramatic formation on the island. Translated it means “cloudy rock” and after a short hike visitors are rewarded with panoramic views of surrounding nature. The rocky landscape is dotted with pine trees and shrubbery and drops off into cliffs....
Vegueta
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Vegueta

The entrancing old barrio at the heart of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, UNESCO World Heritage site Vegueta has its origins back in the 15th century. It is centered around the Plaza Santa Ana, a cobbled piazza surrounded dominated by the twin-spired, heavily ornate Cathedral of Santa Ana; it was the island’s first church, consecrated in the 15th century following the island’s capture by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain in 1478. It is a delightful mixture of Gothic and Renaissance flourishes, surrounded by an array of highly decorative townhouses reflecting architectural styles from the 15th to the 19th centuries....
Poema del Mar Aquarium
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Poema del Mar Aquarium

Situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Poema del Mar Aquarium is a world leader in aquatic animal conservation and education. Here, adults and children can learn about the underwater ecosystems of five continents and have a rare opportunity to observe endangered species such as tequila fish, axolotes, and Thai sharks....
Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo
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Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo

A staple of Gran Canarian and Spanish culture, the botanical garden was named after pioneering Spanish cleric and scholar José Viera y Clavijo. It opened in 1959 after seven years of landscaping. And although it is intrinsically linked to the island’s history, the garden was technically the life work of Swedish-Spanish botanist Eric Ragnor Sventenius, who devoted a number of years of his life to optimizing and expanding the site. The garden, which spreads over 27 hectares and is officially Spain’s largest, comprises of 500 plant species endemic to the Canary Islands scattered in several divisions, like the "Garden of the Islands", the "Garden of Cacti and Succulents" and its 10,000 succulents, the "Laurel-leaved Forests", the "Fountain of the Wisemen," the "Macaronesian Ornamental Garden” as well as the “Hidden Garden” and its sublime greenhouse. It now houses plants from all over the world and a research laboratory....
Bandama Caldera (Caldera de Bandama)
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Bandama Caldera (Caldera de Bandama)

Rising nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, the Bandama Calera is a crater left behind after a major volcanic eruption on Gran Canaria over 5,000 years ago. You can hike at its base, around its rim, or down into the caldera itself to enjoy the impressive natural scenery. Viewpoints, caves, and ponds are all points of interest on its various trails. The lands are part of the Bandama Natural Monument and Tafira Protected Landscape....
Santa Catalina Park (Parque de Santa Catalina)
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Santa Catalina Park (Parque de Santa Catalina)

Found in the heart of Las Palmas, the Santa Catalina Park is alive with activity from both locals and visitors. It is lined with cafes and shops, and often holds street markets and pop-up festivals. Large palm trees and colorful flower beds add to the beauty of the public square, which is a great place to simply sit and watch people go by. At night the park is also bustling — it’s a nightlife hub of bars, clubs, and discos during the evening hours....
Teatro Pérez Galdós
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Teatro Pérez Galdós

This 1,000-seat theater in Las Palmas leaves no one indifferent; be it for its prestigious shows or its splendid façade, visitors always enjoy themselves at Teatro Pérez Galdós. Built in 1890 and completely renovated in 2007, it is now one of the most modern theaters in all of Spain, and the permanent home of the Opera Festival of Las Palmas....
Mercado del Puerto
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Mercado del Puerto

Often considered to be the finest example of iron architecture in Gran Canada, the Mercado del Puerto is one of the main food markets in the city of Las Palmas. Its modernist, strikingly stern appearance is due to its contrasting structure, which clashes against the typically earth-colored Canarian properties....

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