This week I bring you the second part of this series of "virtual trips" of Gran Canaria. If you missed part I, check it out here!
The place we are mostly visiting today is one of the oldest part of the town, and also an important commercial area: Triana. The route we are "walking" is the one pointed in red in this map.
We start at the San Telmo Bus Station, which is the central Station in the city.
Here you can see the big marquee situated in the center of the park. On Sundays, a band of music usually plays there few songs to entertain the passerbies.
This "ship" here is an attraction for kids in the park.
Here you can see the Tourism Information kiosk placed in the park. There you can find maps, help, guides, anything necessary to start your journey on the city. I especially love this kiosk, with the vibrant colors.
Nearby the park and entering Triana, we can start seeing the commercial buildings.
Triana is a mix of traditional and modern culture. It´s a very long street, with a lot of smaller commercial streets surrounding it. Terraces have become very popular lately and every restaurant adds one.
This is new. These beautiful pieces called here "regaderas" were installed in Triana few months ago and the value of each one is 3000€ ($ 4100).
I´m not sure if this can be called a mime, but certainly you can find a lot of artists in Triana playing music and performing every day.
In Las Palmas (my city) there is a law to protect very old buildings with a lot of history and cultural importance. It´s funny to see very famous brands, like Zara, Mango or Pronovias, installed in these gorgeous ancient buildings, respecting their facade and interior structure.