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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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice place in the beautiful old town of Las Palmas, situated directly at the Cathedral of Santa Anna.
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  • August 15, 2017
    more unspektalulär; invites to rest a bit; No cafes; the Columbushaus is around the corner!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Between the Cathedral of Santa Ana and the City Council. With the seat of the bishopric on one side and the Provincial historic archive to the other. The heart of the city
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  • Historic and beautiful architecture. Worth seeing!
  • Dogs under the nose of Saint Ann . 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. You'll love the hustle and bustle after the peace of this lovely square. .
  • History of the city happening for you once more and of course the locals tradition of having your picture taken while riding one of its famous dogs :)
  • Peaceful after the bustle of modern Las Palmas.
  • A square lies in front the famous Saint Ana church. From time to time you can find some children here playing soccer during their break in school

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For a view of the sea, consider lodging along the coast in one of the following neighborhoods: Arenales, Ciudad Jardín, Alcaravaneras, Santa Catalina, Ciudad Jardín, or La Isleta. These districts boast an assortment of hotels, rental apartments, and lodging near the beach that is also within walking distance of the city center. For an urban vibe, with a view over the modern city, consider accommodations in the city's old town or its earliest neighborhoods: Vegueta, San José, and Triana.
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