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Canary Islands' capital articulates around two main spots: Las Palmas de Gran Canarias and Puerto de la Luz. Palm trees grow everywhere around the island of Gran Canarias, they add an exotic urban design with cobbled streets. On the other hand, the importance of Puerto de la Luz since the 19th century and its commercial relations with Great Britain have made the city preserve beautiful modernistic constructions.
The most historical hub is Santa Ana's Plaza. On its side you can see one of the city's major jewels: the Cathedral. This canary temple has a mixture of styles going from gothic to neoclassic, as a result of its long construction period. Standing out its major altar and the treasures in Diocesan of Religious Art Museum.
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Columbus House is a must see sight for those who wish to know more about America's discovery. It's an ancient palace, which belonged to the island's governors used by Christopher Columbus as residence during his stay in Gran Canarias. His belongings make a museum dedicate to Columbian motifs: Columbus' maps, scale models, diary fragments... Following the coast's road to Puerto de la Luz and Isleta, you'll go deep into the modern quarter.
First, you have to through Triana street: pedestrian, and one of the best shopping places in Gran Canarias. Near de border of Ciudad Jardín –a residential area consisting of the most diverse constructions- you'll get to the green lung of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. Rubio and Dorama Gardens give shelter to the Zoo and to the Canary Town. From here, up the hill, you can go to Altavista, from where you'll get one of the best views of the surroundings.
Palmas de Gran Canarias is a perfect place to tour the whole island. Over 200 kilometres of coast offer visitors cliffs that go all the way to the sea and beaches such as San Agustín, Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas, to mention just some of them.