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La Vegueta

Altstadtviertel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We asked specifically to our rep how much shopping was involved in this day tour and he told us they suppressed the shopping. After 2 hours pick up all over the island we only had 2 hours in "La Vegeta" and the rest was shopping in a mall that you can find anywhere in UK and Europe. If we had... More

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Maspalomas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Walking this old streets with a lot of history, you can find Columbus museum, trip to the past, to know the origin of Las Palmas City, la Plaza de Santa Ana tell you a history from Canary dog Faycan, a must in Las Palmas

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed in Las Palmas for two weeks at Hotel Reina Isabel and we took the Bus (10 min.) to La Vegueta four times, we likede it very much, you are in the Old Las Palmas.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

La Vegueta in my opinion is the only nice area in Las Palmas, apart from Playa de las Canteras. It has an old world feel and is nice to stroll around. If you have time, the Christopher Columbus museum is nice to visit too.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

there is plenty to do in this area that you will enjoy, make sure you visit the cathederal (take the lift for the views) and the columbus museum and canarian museum are both worthwhile. There are some really nice, cheap tapas bars in the immediate area of the cathederal so relaz there. Take your camera there are some great shots... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice for a short walk as it's a very small area. Time fills up quickly as there are a number of museums to visit plus the cathedral. The Canarian museum should be visited for the skulls room alone.

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London England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS 24 MARCH 2014 Las Palmas was the end port for cruise 2407 and the start of cruise 2408 and roughly 220 passengers disembarked, whilst 200 embarked. AidaCara was docked on the opposite side of the cruise ship quay and we were told that an Aida ship uses this as its home port to offer... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Like a lot of Spanish cities, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria grew uncontrolled amidst a conglomeration of ugly high-rise buildings casting shadows over their lower cousins, sprouting upwards and inwards from the coast to the extent that many consider it an ugly city. This, combined with its weather pattern, meant that tourism has largely been centred around the sea, sand... More

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You can look around old history of this isolated island. Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Buy un Abono (about 10 bus tickets) for travelling on the local buses that leave from Parque Sta Catalina - it's a cheap way of having lots of rides on regular buses to get to the old town. The Red Tourist bus is good & has a commentary in several languages and you can get on and off the bus.... More

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