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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  • History and Canarian traditions linked to modernity. Town Hall, home of the bishopric. A full life, evening concerts, theatre square. It is an amazing place. Recommended. Adaptation to disability.
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  • Just between the Cathedral and the Town Hall, this place transports you to the time of lust and wealth of expeditions to the Americas when reported treasures were used to build beautiful buildings. A few small fountains cool air on hot days. It is also here that you will find the tourist office or the staff tells you with a smile.
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  • The Church on the edge of the square, in front of the beautiful houses. In the square you can take a break or keep track of local school exercise hours, if one hits.
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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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