Plaza de Santa Ana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Constructed in the early years of the 16th century, Plaza de Santa Ana lies at the heart of historic Las Palmas. Wander this historic square and view its traditional Canarian-Spanish architecture and its many attractions, including the city hall and the Cathedral of the Canaries. Relax in the shade at one of the plaza’s cafes, some of which serve traditional Spanish tapas. Keep an eye out for the many bronze dog statues guarding the Cathedral of Santa Ana. Check the square’s event schedule, as the space often hosts live music and other performances. Using our world travel planner, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria attractions like Plaza de Santa Ana can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Unusually, this square was not added to by the cathedral on the eastern side of the square. The square itself is pretty, but the cathedral's facade doesn't improve things, as it should in a square lik...  more »
  • After a smooth and pleasant tracking shot of colonial buildings and shops of all kinds, from via Triana, crossing a wide "carretera", entering zone of Vegueta district perhaps more interesting and much more historical weight. Immediately upon entering the St. Anna Cathedral Square, you will be fascinated by the different buildings that surround it excellently maintained and colorful. Definently Spanish style attracts me much and I must say that the collection is worth a closer look, prolonged, obviously taking dutiful photographs. The Basilica itself is not very rich. Late Gothic style quite linear but at the same time attracts for simple shapes and lines of dark stone. It is a climb up one of the two bell towers, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of much of the waterfront and Harbor East and typical areas of the city to the North, North West.
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  • The square in front of the Cathedral is a pleasant place for a stroll. On all sides it is surrounded by historic buildings. And there stand in front of the Cathedral and the statue of the dog almost life-size!
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