Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the largest cities in Spain - and is the largest city in the Canary Islands. A cosmopolitan city, Las Palmas is blessed with golden dunes, soft-sand beaches and a picturesque harbour. The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is home to a number of archaeological and geological sites, beautiful botanical gardens and charming churches. There are many museums including Casa de Colon. Just 12 minutes' drive from the port, it was originally a 15th century military governor's residence - where Christopher Colombus is thought to have stayed en route to the Americas. The museum showcases maritime artefacts - especially those to do with Christopher Columbus and his voyages of discovery.
‘Mesa y López' is a huge shopping street in Las Palmas and is where you'll find major stores like ‘Zara' and ‘El Corte Inglés' - Spain's leading department store. When it comes to souvenirs, Las Palma's local rums are popular, such as the Honey Rum 'Ron Miel', which you'll come across in many of Las Palma's souvenir shops.
The local currency is the Euro.Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
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