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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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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Helsinki, Finland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I really loved the village-like atmosphere. Spending a lazy afternoon in Vegueta and Triana, strolling the streets and enjoying cava with the locals was one of the best things we did during the trip. Next time I would consider booking a hotel over here. It's not Las Canteras, but on the other hand the bus trip to Maspalomas is 15... More

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Cricklade, England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Cathedral, Columbus Museum and Market worth a visit - not the most touristy of towns (Las Palmas) and, in March 2014, cold

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Durres, Albania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

it's a very nice area to hang out and meet some locals in the bars and restaurants. More city life in this part with a lot of tourists as well. Very well maintained.

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