Discover Gran Canaria: Night Photo Walk in Las Palmas

Gran Canaria island

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria island, the co-capital (jointly with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands, and the ninth largest city in Spain.

Five interesting facts about Las Palmas:

  • It is located in the northeastern part of the island, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) off the Moroccan coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • It was founded in 1478 by Juan Rejón (?–1481), an Aragonese captain in the service of the Castilian navy.
  • In 1492, Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) anchored in the port of Las Palmas and spent some time on the island on his first trip to the Americas.
  • It is a sister of San Antonio, Texas, in the US, which was founded by about 25 Canary Islanders in the 18th century.
  • Vegueta, the oldest quarter of the city, was entered on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1990.

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

Street of Las Palmas by night, Gran Canaria

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