The city has two main parts. The older part of the city, Veguetta and Triana, is made up of enchanting cobbled streets with many tapas and wine restaurants and bars as well as the main shopping street of Triana. The theatre Perez Galdos which hosts the Opera season here as well as many musicals is in this area as is the Cathedral of Santa Ana and the Christopher Columbus museum. This was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990-
The modern end of town runs from Mesa y Lopez (a busy shopping street with the well know department store El Corte Ingles) down to Santa Catalina Park and the port. Still today one of the busiest in Europe, Puerto de la Luz also welcomes in the cruisers that frequent the island in the winter months. This area is hugged by the immense beach of Las Canteras, one of the best city beaches in Spain. With a natural reef off a large part of the shore, this beach is ideal for all sorts of activities and water sports such as diving, paddle boarding, snorkeling and canoeing, in addition to the Northern part of the beach known as La Cicer which has year-round surfing and hosts International Surfing competitions.
The gastronomy is also an important part of life in Las Palmas and there is a generous variety on offer from tapas to fresh fish and local products from the Islands.
This is really a city with a lot to offer and a springtime climate all year round.