Plaza de Santa Ana
Plaza de Santa Ana
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Turista-Inglesa
Estepona, Spain31,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
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When, at the very end of the 19th century, the six statues of dogs were placed in the the cathedral forecourt, there was outrage from the local population.

"Dogs under the nose of Saint Ann!" howled the local rag.

But now, of course, they are a much-loved feature, reminding us all of the origin of the name Las Canarias - nothing to do with the birds, but because they were over-run by canines.

And not teeth either. :-)

A pleasant stopping place in your stroll around La Vegueta. Don't forget to go and visit the Mercado de Vegueta - the extremely colourful market, open Mon-Thurs 6.30 - 14.00, and until 15.00 on Friday and Saturday. See the review - you'll love the hustle and bustle after the peace of this lovely square.
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Written January 12, 2014
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden1,132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Large quiet area in front of the Cathedral. Especially attractive at concert nights. If you love dogs you will certainly like the dog sculptures.
Written January 11, 2021
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Holidaytravelfan
Germany516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
I am sure lots of tourists coming to Gran Canaria see nothing but the resort hotel and the beach. But the capital Las Palmas is definitely worth a visit. The old town with Plaza de Santa Ana, the majestic cathedral and the house of Columbus are a must-see! Definitely a must for photographers.
And make sure to climb up to the top of the cathedral for a beautiful view of the surroundings incl. the ocean of course.
Written June 24, 2012
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happy-reise
Ratingen, Germany257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
This square is a great place to sit, relax & think about the long history of the city & the island. The surrounding buildings are lovely, and so are the many benches for elderly people (like me) to sit on.
Written February 16, 2013
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canarybirdlpa
Ibiza, Spain41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
This square, in front of the cathedral, has some interesting buildings and on the northern side is the bishop's palace, while at the top is the old Town Hall, now used for ceremonial. Of interest also are the dog statues that were formerly on a bridge that disappeared when the "barranco" or river bed was culverted 40 years ago. The dogs remind us that the name of the Canaries comes from the latin for dog (the Romans apparently found many large ones on their visits!) and not from the native birds. From this square it is only a short distance to the Canary Museum, the Columbus House (Casa de Colón) or the Cairasco Square with the lovely Literary Society building, among other places worth exploring.
Written May 12, 2012
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Venderheuvel
Coma Ruga, Spain47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
What I like the most in Plaza Santa Ana is the colonial atmosphere, so different from everything you can find in continental Spain. And the best time to taste it is a bit after the sunset, when it's already dark but there is still plenty of people in the streets.

The Cathedral and the Town Hall are the two main landmarks in Plaza Santa Ana, but hardly the only interesting buildings. For instance, if you look from the Town Hall towards the Cathedral, in the right side of the square you will find a lovely Art Nouveau house. Which means that, despite the distance from the continent, Las Palmas was not culturally isolated in the late XIX-early XX century.

Quite often, events are organised in Plaza Santa Ana, on the open air. One of the many adventages of the fantastic climate of the island.
Written May 12, 2012
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
The Plaza de Santa Ana is a beautiful square that has the Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, the old City Hall, and several beautiful buildings. What called our attention were sculptures of 8 dogs near the Cathedral. The sculptor was Alfred Jacquemart, who was French, and they were put in the plaza in 1895. Children love to play with the dogs.
Written March 12, 2012
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Andrea M
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
This was a good place to walk around slowly and drink in the atmosphere. Lots of coffee shops to sit and chat. The buildings in the square and the small streets were very picturesque.
Written December 27, 2013
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LainyNorthWales_UK
North Wales, UK90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Sculptures of the canines the island was originally named after adorn this square. Lovely old buildings are worth a look.
Be aware - beggars patrol this area.
Written August 14, 2013
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MartinW_Dublin
Zurich344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
The cathedral square during the daytime is a little disappointing. The dark volcanic stone is sombre and almost menacing. But at night all is changed! Strategic soft yellow lighting gives the whole area a magical look.
Written November 28, 2012
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