A short bus or taxi ride from Las Palmas tourist area brings you to a different world: Las Palmas Old Town, Vegueta.
Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give this oldest part of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria its special flavour.
Walk in the old areas of Triana and Vegueta, starting from the central square Parque de San Telmo. That is where taxis and buses from Las Palmas town center normally bring you.
Las Palmas Old Town Map
The map shows Las Palmas Old Town (Triana and Vegueta) and a walking route in the old quarters. But you can also walk on the hills west of Triana and Vegueta.
Las Palmas Old Town Hills
Parts of the old town cling to the hills west of Triana and Vegueta.
You can climb up the stairs and explore this part of Las Palmas Old Town where so many people live. Or you can just look at the hills at a distance. Also you can take a bus to the hills from Parque San Telmo and walk back down the stairs.
Click on the small photos and you will see them all in a slideshow.
Local life in Triana and Vegueta
In Las Palmas Old Town you can find outdoor cafes where local people come with family and friends and watch football on tv. Spend some time with the locals and taste some tapas and wine. The best tapas time is late afternoon and early evening.
There is also a busy shopping street, Calle Mayor de Triana. Calle Mayor de Triana starts in Parque de San Telmo. We made some good bargains in Calle Mayor shops.
Narrow Streets and Small Squares
As you stroll in the winding alleys you can find the Museo Canario. Museo Canario tells about Canary Islands history.
And there is also the famous museum of Casa Colón where Christopher Columbus stayed in 1492 on his way to discover the New World, America.
Go and visit the tiny San Telmo Chapel and the huge Catedral de Santa Ana.
The Cathedral of Santa Ana
This is La Catedral de Santa Ana in evening light, seen from the pretty square in front. It took as long as 400 years to build this church.
If you like take a lift to the top of Santa Ana south tower of and you can see the whole Las Palmas Old Town from above.
After you have seen Las Palmas old town isn’t it time for Spanish tapas in Vegueta bars?
Hope you liked this Las Palmas Old Town walk. Las Palmas Old Town is an easy half day trip from Las Palmas tourist area. As the trip requires a bit walking take good shoes if you can.
How to get from Central Las Palmas to Las Palmas Old Town
The Old Town is 6 km south of Central Las Palmas. To get to the Old Town take a bus from Parque de Santa Catalina in central Las Palmas to Parque de San Telmo in the Old Town.
Buses in Las Palmas are called guagua. You can find guagua route maps and timetables behind these links, but only in Spanish:
- Las Palmas bus map
- The buses run all the time so you might not need any timetables. But if you want to check bus times they are here. Use the search box Planea tu ruta.
A bus trip costs EUR 1,40 one way (2016). A taxi costs around EUR 5.
Day Trips from Las Palmas:
If you want to make car trips out from Las Palmas these are my trip ideas:
If local buses are your thing you can find Gran Canaria bus routes here: