Vegueta
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  • Emma O
    Northallerton, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely to explore
    Lovely place to walk around and explor,e the older buildings and little streets had cafe, bars and pedestrian areas. Very understated cathedral with views all around at roof level lift or stairs. Not necessarily an area if you have mobility problems. Easily reached by bus.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • RuthyGlasgow
    756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Arrived in the Old Town which was fantastic to walk around and came upon this beautiful cathedral. Mass was being said so I could only go in at the side to light some candles. So glad I managed to do that as it let me see the beautiful inside of the Vegueta.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 October 2023
  • bubba193
    197 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out
    We caught the bus from playa ingles to Vegeta 35 mins €4 absolutely loved it what a beautiful old town , we went in the cathedral € 4 including the tower and museum brilliant well worth the money. We then walked up to the La Luz Castle €2 entrance and well worth the hike after that around the corner to the beautiful Playa de Las Canteras . back on the bus a great day out
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • micheal b
    Bradford, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring Las Palmas
    Had a great day out exploring the old town at Las Palmas city while on holiday. Although I could have got a local cab , I chose to walk the 30 mins from my hotel to take in the sights on the way. Well worth the visit, unfortunately could not get into the church on main square due to time of day of my visit. Although open later in but the queue was horrendous. Great place to visit and eat , well worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 February 2024
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Zack
Preston, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visiting Vegueta in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, is like stepping into a beautifully preserved slice of history. This charming old town offers a delightful blend of cultural richness, historical significance, and architectural beauty.

The cobblestone streets, lined with colorful colonial buildings, are perfect for leisurely strolls. Each corner seems to whisper stories of the past, from the age of explorers to the present day. The imposing Santa Ana Cathedral is a highlight, with its impressive Gothic architecture and panoramic views from the towers.

The Casa de Colón museum is another must-visit. It offers fascinating insights into Christopher Columbus's voyages and his connection to the Canary Islands. The collection of artifacts and exhibits provides a deep dive into the region’s maritime history.

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), which showcases contemporary art in a beautifully restored historic building. The juxtaposition of modern art against the backdrop of Vegueta’s old-world charm is truly captivating.

The local markets, particularly the Mercado de Vegueta, are vibrant and bustling, offering a taste of local life and flavors. The variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and pastries is a treat for the senses. Nearby, numerous tapas bars and restaurants serve delicious Canarian cuisine, providing a perfect end to a day of exploration.

Vegueta’s atmosphere is both relaxed and vibrant, making it an ideal destination for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone looking to experience the authentic soul of Las Palmas. Its well-preserved streets and warm, welcoming locals create an unforgettable experience. A visit to Vegueta is not just a trip through history but a journey into the heart of Gran Canaria's rich cultural tapestry.

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Enjoy your time in Vegueta!
Written 23 May 2024
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Went here as part of our all day tour. The old town is very interesting and well worth visiting. If you are going to go up the cathedral tower than allow enough time to include it.
Written 23 March 2024
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micheal b
Bradford, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Had a great day out exploring the old town at Las Palmas city while on holiday.
Although I could have got a local cab , I chose to walk the 30 mins from my hotel to take in the sights on the way.
Well worth the visit, unfortunately could not get into the church on main square due to time of day of my visit.
Although open later in but the queue was horrendous.
Great place to visit and eat , well worth a visit.
Written 4 February 2024
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Jonathan C
Harbury41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Canarian approached us on streets close to cathedral in Las Palmas to change two euro piece into smaller change for car parking charge. When I offer two single euros, he insisted he needed smaller coins so I open the coin zip section of my wallet and stupidly allow him to pick the coins from inside.
Whilst doing this he must have removed all of the euro notes from the main section of the wallet right in front of my eyes without me seeing it!!
I only noticed two hours later when paying for drinks at a bar.
The only good news was not accessing the cards in my wallet.
Feel so angry and so stupidly naive but beware...they are very clever with sleight of hand.
Do not allow them to touch anything!!!
Written 27 January 2024
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely to wander about the old town, interesting architecture in the old streets and squares and a couple of churches/cathedral. Lots of little cafes too and felt more Spanish than most of the island which was nice.
Written 3 December 2023
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dan j
Port Coquitlam, Canada810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Vegueta in Las Palmas is worth a visit, we arrived by cruise ship and the best way to get to the Vegueta is on the #1 yellow bus. The bus goes from the port to the Vegueta and returns, it is only 1.40 euro.
Written 4 November 2023
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bubba193
yorkshire197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We caught the bus from playa ingles to Vegeta 35 mins €4 absolutely loved it what a beautiful old town , we went in the cathedral € 4 including the tower and museum brilliant well worth the money.
We then walked up to the La Luz Castle €2 entrance and well worth the hike after that around the corner to the beautiful
Playa de Las Canteras . back on the bus a great day out
Written 15 October 2023
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RuthyGlasgow
Glasgow756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Arrived in the Old Town which was fantastic to walk around and came upon this beautiful cathedral. Mass was being said so I could only go in at the side to light some candles. So glad I managed to do that as it let me see the beautiful inside of the Vegueta.
Written 10 October 2023
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Sébastien D
Seine-et-Marne, France613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Old Town is lovely, very typical of the Colonial style.

Gran Canaria was conquered by Spanish around 1400 and all the houses of many different colors are very well preserved or restored.

Walking within the streets is a nice moment, between St Anna Place and Colon House.
Written 26 August 2023
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Emma O
Northallerton, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely place to walk around and explor,e the older buildings and little streets had cafe, bars and pedestrian areas.
Very understated cathedral with views all around at roof level lift or stairs.
Not necessarily an area if you have mobility problems. Easily reached by bus.
Written 4 July 2023
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