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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It should belong your Las Vegas trip, but shame that all places take cover change if you want to see inside. It can take on a voluntary basis, There is however anything very beautiful places to see.Old streets and buildings in any case. And too much dogs everywhere.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Typical brands but has a bit more. Marks & Spencers food, good shoes, amazing ice cream shops and more! I've heard also that there are great little finds at the side streets also, but cannot speak too much on the topic. Historical area and MUCH prettier than the city center. This is the real "casco antiguo."

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There are a lot of nice places to eat in Las Palmas, but La Vegueta is one of the coolest places. I found this place when I asked to local who were working in my hotel (AC Marriott). And you will not get disappointed when eating out here. From center of LPA, easy to find a bus to Vegueta (nr... More

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Benson, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the Canteras area and found this part on the tourist bus. Very impressed with the atmosphere and architecture. There is a lovely covered market, just the right size, with everything fresh and inviting. The area offers a very good selection of restaurants, some traditional and some very trendy, also look out for the small bars dotted... More

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