Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also known simply as Las Palmas, is a city and port located on the island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain. It is the capital of the island and the capital of the province of Las Palmas. The city is located on the northeastern coast of the island, on a bay called La Bahía de Las Palmas.
Las Palmas is the Canary Islands’ second largest city and the ninth largest in Spain, with a population of approximately 383,000. It is a cosmopolitan city that is known for its cultural and historical heritage, as well as its beaches and natural surroundings. The city has a historic old town called Vegueta which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to many historical landmarks such as the Cathedral of Santa Ana, the Casa de Colón, and the Pueblo Canario.
The city is also known for its beaches, like Playa de las Canteras which is an urban beach and it is considered one of the best in Europe. Another popular beach is Playa del Ingles. The city also offers a vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs. Additionally, Las Palmas is a major economic and educational center in the Canary Islands and has two university.