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La Vegueta

Address: Altstadtviertel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Kivik, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Siesta is between 13-17 and restaurants wont serpve until 20:30. Many nice art nuvea houses. The long shopping street stars here

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Fort Collins
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We walked there from Canteras Beach and took a taxi back for 5 Euros. The streets are interesting: feeling in touch with the past. We viewed Casa Colon which had a art show. It was safe and well lite. Restaurants and shops all over. The architecture was interesting.

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Paris, France
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Vegueta was a 5-minute walk away from the flat we were renting so we went there everyday for the five days we were in Las Palmas. There was always something new to be discovered in the compact district. Everything from cafés to restaurants, gift shops to tattoo parlours, churches to museums, can be found among the lovely architecture and plazas... More 

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Yorkshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a fairly small "old town" area which includes the impressive Casa de Colon (Columbus' house), the cathedral and local museum. There are a number of attractive buildings and restaurants.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Traditional old medieval town with a majestic cathedal. Sunday morning free entry. Good local museums some in interesting late medieval houses.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The area Vegueta is beautiful, but I want to warn you about the fruit store at Mercado de Vegueta. We first bought a lot of cheese and ham at the store next to the market. The price was 24 Euro, which is fair. Then we went to buy fruits and vegetables inside the market. We bought a lot of fruits... More 

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Milnathort
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A lovely place to visit. The Council seems to have made a big effort to encourage the refurbishment of the ancient buildings in this, the original part of Las Palmas. A must to visit. Has the Casa Colon, the old Governors house which Columbus visited en route to his destiny in 1492. Also, the Cathedral is there along with the... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are not staying in Las Palmas or anywhere near it, it is not worth a visit except this part of town. La Vegueta has some of the best architecture I've seen, you can basically spend hours walking the different allies admiring the houses and their spectacular colours.

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Well, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visited in December on a windy but sunny day. We were stayed at Maspalomis in the South, but after reading reviews, thought it was definitely a place to visit. Spent the day looking at the beautiful architecture, some of it was reminiscent of a recent holiday to Maderia. The areas were very tastefully decorated for Christmas with candles and poinsettias.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were actualla staying on the other side of Las Palmas on our holiday, yet we visited this part frequently; nice shops, architecture, people, cafés, Restaurants and History :) monuments can be found here too, almost every where. Easy to walk to the catethdral and the 'casa del Colon'/ 'the house of Columbus' :) there are some truly great Restaurants,... More 

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