The Canary Island Auditorium and Theatre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Foundation offers guided tours of the two most emblematic buildings of the city: the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Pérez Galdós Theatre.
The Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Canary Island Conference Centre
During the 50-minute tour, you will discover the enormous building that crowns Las Canteras Beach. Designed by architect Oscar Tusquets and opened in 1997, this modern building over-looking the Atlantic through its 100-square metre picture window, is more than just an auditorium; it is a work of art. You can admire the 42 registers and 10-metre height of the largest organ in the Canary Islands here, its terraces with wonderful views of Las Canteras Beach and the marine allegories of sculptor Juan Bordes, who pays tribute to Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre with his work “Paseando por la barra” (Walking along the bar). Because of the particular characteristics of this building, guided tours must be arranged 24-hours in advance.
Pérez Galdós Theatre
A group of over 40 volunteers is responsible for showing you around the different rooms of the historic Pérez Galdós Theatre, which, since it was re-opened in 2007, blends the traditional architecture of brothers Miguel and Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre with the modern extension designed by architects Marcos Roger Berghänel, Carlos Díaz and Agustín Juárez.
A relaxed tour that will fascinate you with frescos, stained glass windows and art-nouveau carpentry by Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre, brother of the architect; the impressive Italian style auditorium crowned by a stained glass chandelier and the friezes of “Apollo and the muses” and “Song and Dance” over the Proscenium Arch or the terrace overlooking the historical quarter of Vegueta.
Two unique, inseparable places on your “must do” list. We will be expecting you.
For further information about this Guided Tour Service, please call 928 433 334 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
* From 31st July until 25th August the Guided Tours to the Pérez Galdós Theatre will only be available for organized groups.
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