Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the most cosmopolitan city of the Canary Islands and one of the cities with the best climate in the world, thanks to its exceptional location, near to the Tropic of Cancer, and the Trade Winds blowing from the North Atlantic. The result is an average temperature of 17o in winter and 25o in summer. This is a modern city with magnificent monuments and a well-developed hotel infrastructure.
Its 400,000 inhabitants make it the most economically and culturally dynamic borough in the Canary Islands. For centuries It has been an important cultural meeting point and centre for trade between Europe, Africa and America. This international vocation accredits it as the ideal place for both national and international meetings. Its long trading history gives it great shopping charm, especially evident in its streets and its modern shopping centres. Low tax rates in Canaries mean you can buy products here between 15% and 20% cheaper than in Continental Europe.
Its range of cultural and leisure activities, with the possibility of going to museums, exhibitions, lectures, theatres and concerts throughout the year, is another plus point to ensure the success of any event organised here. These include the Canary Island Music Festival, the Opera Festival, the Light Opera Festival (Zarzuela), TEMUDAS Fest (Theatre, Music and Dance) or the International Jazz Festival, apart from a regular music programme in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Pérez Galdós Theatre.
For more information about Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, just visit here the official tourist information website.