Thursday, April 15, 2010

Virtual Trip To Gran Canaria: Part II

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.

The Station ends in the San Telmo park, a lovely place to have a coffee or tea at the terrace, share time with friends or family,...

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.

As you can see, terraces are always full, especially at weekends, when the streets are most crowded.

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.
It is a nice way to mix contemporary with traditonal. These buildings are more than 200 years old.

And well, here it´s me, your "reporter", lol!

I hope you have enjoyed this trip and if you would like to see more, next week we´re visiting the Cathedral and surroundings, the oldest (and most beautiful, in my opinion) part of the town.
Happy Thursday!


gr8jewellery said...

Thanks for the tour! So many beautiful places to see! :)

feyzadem said...

Thanks for the tour with lovely and beautiful photos:)

elemegibere said...

Wonderful Las Palmas and White And Lavender Flower Brooch Ornamented Pear Beeds, Lace And Ribbon

LeelaBijou said...

Thank you! :)

Elemegibere, thanks! And the brooch in my favorites was made by Pasin ( :)

kraplap said...

Thanks Maria ! I love to see all these pics. Made me longing to travel ....

Missus D said...

That's great! You're giving me the idea that I should keep notes of the city I live in too. examine the urban character of the streets I often walk.

Thank you for giving me such a wonderful idea!

Stickyfingers said...

OOOOOhhhhh wonderful place! Can we switch?? lol

jealousydesign said...

Looks like a wonderful place! I love to look at photos like these, it is fun to see other parts of the world :)

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