Gran Canaria: more than just sun and sand


The island has a wide cultural offer to complete the best vacation

In Gran Canaria enjoying the sun and the beach is guaranteed. Relax overflowing around every corner. But the island is also full of culture, traditions, peculiarities … completing a destination 100% recommended.

Gran Canaria was historically border of the known world, a passing point and starting step for long trips. Dozens of cultures passed through the island permeating it with aspects that have gone on forging it over time. Thus, Gran Canaria is synonymous with the union of variety, alliance of cultures.

The heritage of the island goes beyond the pre-Hispanic period. It highlights the influence of more than five centuries of history. The traveler can confirm it with a walk through the neighborhood of Vegueta, in the capital, finishing at the cathedral from the end of the sixteenth century.

In addition, you can see Gothic-Mudejar elements of the sixteenth century in the church of San Juan Bautista in Telde and Baroque mixed with earlier styles in Santo Domingo and San Telmo of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

the Maipés Agaete Archaeological Park, Museum and Archaeological Park of Cueva Pintada and Valeron Monastery in the north of the island; Interpretation Center of Roque Bentayga and Interpretation Center of Barranco de Guayadeque more in the center; and Visitor Center of La Fortaleza, the Necropolis of Arteara and Glen of Los Gatos in the south.

We can complete the cultural visit to Gran Canaria through music, folklore and idiosyncrasy of their people. Typical costumes and traditional music come together in each of these festivities, mostly related to saints and virgins. Among the most important is the celebration of the Virgen del Pinoon 8 September in the town of Teror. The balconies are decorated and the town filled with laurel and centenary araucarias.

On the other hand, the celebration of Saint Brigida in Telde brings on the battle of mud and water buckets. A fun tradition for locals and visitors.

Is there anything better than discovering a destination complete from all points of view? Recommendation: leave time for more than just sun and beach.

If combining sun, beach and culture is part of your plans, BlueBay Beach Club**** (Bahía Feliz, San Agustín) is a good place from which to enjoy them.


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