The Canary Islands, a group of seven islands, are an autonomous region of Spain in the Atlantic Ocean off Western Sahara. They constitute two provinces of Spain. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, includes Tenerife, Palma, Gomera, and Hierro. Las Palmas, includes Grand Canary, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura is only 108 km from the African coast.
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Las Palmas from the air. On this side, the bay and port of which you will see a panorama below. On the far side is the Canteras beach of which there is also a panorama below.
I stayed in the Igramar de Canteras Hotel, one block from the Canteras beach.
And here is the Canteras beach, lined with resort hotels, bars and restaurants.
I really appreciate public art casually displayed for the enjoyment of passers-by like this fisherman cleaning his catch on the Paseo de las Canteras.
Plaza de España is the centre of the narrow isthmus part of Las Palmas. On the other side of this family group, Avenida José Mesa y Lopez makes a 90 degree turn east towards the port.
Here is the eastward leg of Avenida José Mesa y Lopez.
This 360 degree panorama shows the port and the Santa Catarina Park.
The Cathedral Area is five km south of the port. This house next to the Cathedral is now a museum in honour of Christopher Columbus who is said to have stopped here on his way to the new world.
The patio of Casa Colón.
And here is another example of public art on the side of Casa Colón.
This is the southern side of Casa Colón on the Plaza del Pilar Nuevo.
Nearby, the corner of the Espiritu Santo and Reyes Catolicos streets.
The square in front of the cathedral was covered by a huge tent so I could not get a picture of it. I did however climb up the south tower and took a panorama of this part of the city for you.