The greatest monument in Las Palmas is the Cathedral of the Canaries, whose construction began in the early sixteenth century. It was completed in the nineteenth century. Located in the historical downtown and considered the most important architectural monument of Gran Canaria, it hosts the seat of the Canaries Diocese.

Another famous place you have to discover is the Casa Colon. It is the former palace of the first governors of the island visited by Christopher Columbus during his first trip to America (1492). Today, it houses a museum about the expeditions to the New World.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also hosts numbers of interesting museums such as the Museo Canario where you can see the substantial remains of the time of the Guanches. It is a scientific and cultural institution established in 1879 which houses studies and exhibit collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials and artistic creations. Finally, the Museum of Modern Art, located in the historic district of Vegueta, houses an impressive collection of historical vanguards and current manifestations of art.

How can I get to Gran Canaria?

Por el 12 September, 2012

Port of La Luz (in the capital), the Puerto de Las Nieves (in the town of Agaete) and Gran Canaria Airport are the major infraestructures linking Gran Canaria with the world.

The airport is situated at 18 kilometers from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island’s capital, and at 25 kilometers from the tourist centers. Currently, it is the fourth airport of Spain and the main airport in the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria Airport houses two terminals, one for flights from the European Union and Spain (International Terminal – A) and one for non-EU and island flights (BC Terminal). Most of the flights come from the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Italy and France.

The island also has a good highway system. The GC-1 motorway connects Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the tourist area of the south through southeastern coast, the GC-2 connects the capital with Agaete and the Ring of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria runs through the metropolitan area.

When could you come to Andorra?

Por el 12 September, 2012

The main touristic offer of Andorra concerns winter sports. The Principality is the largest ski area of the Pyrenees and tourists come from all around the world to enjoy its snowy mountains. Indeed, Andorra counts about 160 ski slopes spread over its three ski stations. You can practice skiing or snowboarding as you prefer but keep in mind that you will never miss space in Andorra! In addition to skiing, you can develop other activities such as carving or snowshoe hiking.

Besides skiing, in other seasons of the year, you can plan other activities on this unique destination. For example, you can go hiking as the region offers wide and varied route. You can even choose routes ranging from one hour to several days! During spring and summer you can also organize excursions to practice extreme activities such as canyoning, climbing, or cycling. All these sports are exceptional opportunities to discover and enjoy Andorra’s landscape like the wonderful natural park of Sordeny.

How can I get to Málaga?

Por el 31 August, 2012

The international Málaga Costa del Sol Airport is the oldest airport of Spain and the fourth busiest after Madrid and Barcelona. Located at about 8km from the center, it welcomes 85% of the international traffic of Andalusia and hosts about 80 foreign companies whose most of them are European. In 2011, it handled 12,823,117 passengers and 107,397 flight operations. The main European countries connected with Málaga are France, Germany, United Kingdom and Norway.

A suburban train line connects Terminal T4 with several locations on the Costa del Sol: Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Málaga centre. It takes only about 10 minutes to reach the Málaga-María Zambrano train station in the center of Málaga.

There is always something happening in the region of Girona, which is very dynamic and cultural. You cannot be bored whatever the moment you choose to come. Among all the festivities, the most important is the Festival of Sant Narcís: A week of non-stop activities in late October. The celebrations include the traditional procession of giant figures and the fire-run. You will also enjoy street markets, a trade fair, a fun fair, activities for kids, live music concerts and more!

Another nice festival in Girona is Girona Temps de Flors, a time for flowers during May with flowers and art exhibitions throughout the streets, public buildings, monuments and parks of town.

Finally, the famous Diada de Sant Jordi takes place each year in April. This celebrations in honor of the patron saint of Catalonia, is also known as Lovers Day, couples exchange presents, traditionally a rose or a book, and the streets are full of book stands. There are also performances of the Sardana, the traditional Catalan dance, for the most romantic ambiance!

Yes, it is possible. At about 1 hour in the north of Alicante, the city of Denia is the departure point of ferries to Ibiza.

An excursion of one or two days in the Baleares Islands can be a nice step during your trip in Alicante! Moreover, you will enjoy at the same time a travel on the Mediterranean sea of about 100km, the distance that separate the peninsula from the island of Ibiza.