Plaza de Santa Ana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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. To visit Plaza de Santa Ana and other attractions in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, use our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Nice place, quiet, view of the Cathedral, whatever is said, I find it beautiful, 2 not triana.
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  • Just a nice area in and around the plaza. Many interesting buildings full of photogenic architecture and if you like gargoyles - it's your heaven!  more »
  • This beautiful place is located in the heart of the old town in front of the Cathedral. I found particularly worth seeing the monument with the dogs.
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  • Beautiful area. The museum was intriguing. Beautiful church
  • 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 :)
  • Typical colonial architecture

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