|Chicken breasts at the market||$8.14|
|Local draught beer||$2.71|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.54|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$47.46|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$768.36|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$27.12|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.32|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.66|
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the joint capital of Canary Islands and also the 9th biggest city in Spain. The city has a vibrant atmosphere and welcomes tourists with open arms. You can reach the city by boat, car or plane but the most time-saving option is obviously flight. There are several national and international cheap flights to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and you can book your tickets online. After reaching the airport via cheap flights to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can take bus number 60 from the airport to reach the city. There are several hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and online booking facility is offered by most of them. However, its sensible to visit the hotels personally and then book the rooms because not all the rooms provide a great view of the city and this is the common compliant of majority of travelers.
The city is famous for its beaches and most popular of them all is Playa de Las Canteras. It’s almost four km long and the sand is spectacular. You can take a swim or try surfing on the wide open sea and enjoy the bliss of nature. The most famous cathedral of the city is Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It flaunts Gothic style architecture and the series of palm shaped columns compel you to praise the architect. The cathedral is more than 400 years old and takes you to a journey of the past.
Art and painting lovers must not miss two famous tourist destinations- Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) and Museo Néstor. CAAM houses the finest paintings made by Canary Island artists and the main focus is given to the paintings created in the 1930-1940 era. It’s a great place to see some of the most creative modern art paintings. On the other hand, Museo Néstor is dedicated to the famous painter Nestor. There are ten rooms in the museum and you can see craftwork, portraits, drawings, landscapes, architecture, sketches and theatre designs created by the artist.
If you have heard the stories of pirates and loved the valiant battles shown in movies, don’t forget to visit Castillo de la Luz. This castle was built in the 15th century and it protected the city from Dutch and English pirate attacks during 16th century. However, now, the castle works as a naval museum and cultural center.