18 Feb 2011

The oldtown of Las Palmas part 1: Vegueta

Published in Living in Gran Canaria
[gallery link="file" columns="5"] Vegueta is the oldest part of the city. With more than 500 years of history you can enjoy walks through narrow alleys, relax under the shadow of old trees on quiet squares, visit museums, eat in fancy restaurants and learn a lot about Canarian history. Among other things we strongly recommend you visiting the Museum of Columbus and the Canarian Museum (with lots of information about the life of Canarian aborigenes). Also the Museum of Modern Arts, called CAAM, are really worth a visit. On the pictures you can see the Squares of Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Espiritu Santo and La Recova Vieja. Also on the pictures: the Market of Vegueta (there you can buy fresh vegetables, meat, fish and much more) and the Street Calle de los Balcones where you can see many typical Canarian, wooden balconies. One of the highlights of a visit to Vegueta could be going up the tower of the Cathedral Santa Ana. You just pay 1 € for using the elevator and in a few seconds you can enjoy amazing views over great parts of Las Palmas. And not to forget the harbour, the peninsula La Isleta and the wonderful ocean in the background. The narrow alleys behind the Cathedral like Calle de los Balcones, Calle Botas or Calle Pelotas have an unique, timeless atmosphere. Far different to so many other modern and sometimes stress streets in Las Palmas! Don´t forget to pass by our Weblog to read and see the second part of our articles about the Old-Town of Las Palmas.