Route through the historic district of Vegueta


Route through the historic district of Vegueta
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Stone cobbled streets. Fountains that sprinkle fresh water for passers by. Faded walls displaying their many colours. The creak of an old wooden doors. Beautiful carved balconies ... All this and much more is what Vegueta, the historic quarter of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, offers. If you want to discover more about its history and everything you can do in it ... read on! At Payless, your affordable rent-a-car in Gran Canaria, we are happy to tell you all its many secrets.

The first thing you should know about Vegueta is that it was from here that the largest city in the archipelago began to form. Its aesthetic is very similar to that of a multitude of South American towns, due to the fact that many of its colonisers came from here. The Cathedral of Santa Ana is the centre point around which the rest of the elements that make up the Vegueta cluster. In front of it extends the square, meeting point for tourists and neighbours. And, in the surroundings, it is possible to find an endless number of buildings from another era. Museums, organisations and institutions that take you back to the 15th and 16th centuries tell a fundamental part of our history.

Among the must-see points are the Canarian Museum, the Casa de Colón, the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martín, the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation. The most effective way to take advantage of the day is to go on foot from place to place, taking a pleasant walk. Therefore, if you have booked a great value rental car in Gran Canaria, we recommend you to leave it at one of the car parks in the area.

Once you have finished your own route and have taken some pictures to remember the sights by, you can go to the nearby Calle Mayor de Triana. Here you will find many shops and establishments in which to indulge in some shopping, give yourself a treat and, of course, find a multitude of bars and restaurants with which to recharge your batteries after a day dedicated to leisure and culture.

Remember that when you choose our affordable rental cars in Gran Canaria you will be able to explore first hand many other corners of the island with total freedom. Make your reservation now and do not miss the opportunity to experience an unforgettable holiday in an archipelago that stands out for its scenic beauty and its spectacular climate.