Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, located in the northeast, is the capitaland largest city of the islands.
It dates to the 15th century and has a population of almost 400,000 inhabitants.
Because of its diversity, Las Palmas is one of the best cities to visit in the Canary Islands, with its parks, beautiful scenery, museums and great climate. In addition, it has soft sandy beaches and crystal-clear sea.
One of the most recommended places for a stroll is the traditional neighbourhood of Vegueta, with a medieval atmosphere that can be felt in its narrow streets and noble palaces.
Of course, a visit to the Christopher Columbus Museum and the Columbus house is a must. Admission is free on Sundays and you can see a rich collection of navigational tools and maps.
And if there is one event that stands out above all others, it is the well-known and very colourful Carnival, which is held in February in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.