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Dunes of Maspalomas

The sand dunes of Maspalomas are one of the most famous landmarks of Gran Canaria. An authentic sea of golden sand, visited by thousands of tourists every year. The dunes are covering an area...

Guayadeque

Get back in the past and discover one of the last cave-villages in the Canary Islands. In Guayadeque there are still living people in the caves, you have the possibility to visit one of...

Palmitos Park

Barranco Los Palmitos, Maspalomas Tel.. : 928.797 070 Enjoy one of the best zoo and botanic parks in the Canary Islands, with espectacular shows of raptors and parrot and a beautiful vegetation. Get your...

The Elder – Museum of Science and Technology

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 – 20h, Monday closed. The Elder Museum of Science and Technology is placed in a beautiful building which dates back to the end of the XIX century. Its...

Lage Gran Canarias

Geographical Position

Geographical Position of Gran Canaria Gran Canaria, along with Tenerife, is located in the centre of the Canary Islands’ archipelago. The ‘round island’ – so called because of its circular shape – is 47...

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The people

Gran Canaria has the biggest population of the islands in the Canarian archipelago (aprox.. 850 000 inhabitants in the year 2005), while also boasting the most important city in terms of population size and...

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Weather and Climate

The wind, the Gulf Stream, the relief and the geographical latitude determine the climate of Gran Canaria, an island of volcanic origins and rich in contrasts. The Canaries enjoy a worldwide fame, gained because...

Geschichte Gran Canarias

The history of Gran Canaria

The origins of the history of the Canary Islands are intertwined with myths and legends and several different theories exist. In any case we must go back to classical times in order to find...

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Travelling and driving

Gran Canaria has scheduled flight connections with all the other islands of the archipelago and with mainland Spain. Most of the European cities also provide charter flights to Las Palmas Airport. There are regular...

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The Beaches

Gran Canaria is blessed with a wealth of natural resources, the most notable of these being the numerous and exquisite beaches of the island. The main beaches are located along the southern part of...