Gran Canaria, to live and feel it
The island of Gran Canaria is a miniature continent, as described by local writer Domingo Doreste ‘Fray Lesco’. It treasures a variety of landscapes and natural biotopes that should not correspond to it due to its geographical extension.
Gran Canaria is the ‘Round Island’, due to its shape, and that of the ‘Thousand Beaches’, some of them converted into tourist business cards, such as those of Playa del Inglés or Playa de las Canteras. Of fine blond grains.
Its geology, its millenary volcanism, gave it another form, that of a shield with heights in its central part with the Roque Nublo by flag, as a traditional Canarian letter sings.
The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a cosmopolitan city full of history that is, always has been, a seaport of reference. He was on the discovery route of Christopher Columbus and later in the Race of America to adjust its value today as a key link between three continents.
A city that should not miss knowing its foundational neighborhood of Vegueta that still retains much of its old colonial spirit. In the key buildings, but, above all, in the most popular constructions that adapt the Mudejar typology and the Andalusian ways of living of those who populated the beginnings of the capital.
The towns, villages and cities of the island of Gran Canaria represent opportunities to discover the traditions that have survived in the rural environment, but, at the same time, the still latent vestiges of the pre-Hispanic past that must be understood.
For lovers of nature and sports, on land or at sea, Gran Canaria offers plenty of incentives and benefits, the best, the stability of temperatures that invite any outdoor activity. At any time of year.
You have to feel Gran Canaria in all its nuances.
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