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“Imposing in the Vegueta but Limited Interest”

Catedral de Santa Ana
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Cathedral stands out in the Vegueta overlooking Plaza Santa Ana and is very like those typical Latam churches (Mexico/Peru). We couldn't get access to the interior of the Cathedral but did climb the 250/260 steps (lost count going up and lost count coming down) up the bell tower where there are views over Las Palmas (there is an elevator for a couple of Euros). Only spent 15 minutes here (mostly climbing steps) as, for me, there is limited interest and not a great deal to see - but I've been there and done it!

Thank FairCityFrasie
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"bell tower"
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"religious art"
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"old town"
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"stained glass"
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"santa ana"
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"las palmas"
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"gothic style"
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"impressive interior"
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"side chapels"
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"great views from the roof"
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"twin towers"
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"worth a visit"
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"diocesan museum"
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"main church"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The church tower of Santa Ana Cathedral in Las Palmas, capital city of Gran Canaria, Spain, offers amazing views of the city, its port area and, of course, the great Atlantic Ocean. The cathedral is located in the old town of Vegueta, not far from where Christopher Columbus set sail for what he thought was the Orient. He actually reached the Caribbean, of course, but the expedition did start the ball rolling in terms of conquest and pillage. Fortunately, it also forged a strong tie between these islands and what the conquistadores liked to refer to as their New World. I recommend paying the 1.50 euros to take the lift up to the tower. Also, if you have time, visit the cathedral museum which has a modest collection of religious art treasures. Raquel, the attendant there, speaks good English and is always happy to greet visitors and show them around. I do not think a formal guide would be necessary. The museum is located on a side street beside the cathedral.
The cathedral itself seems to open only when Mass is being said. If you do have the good fortune to pass by and the great wooden doors are open, venture in. But avoid making too much noise and taking flash photos. This is a place of worship.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

When we visited the Old Town it was hard to miss the cathedral. This is an impressive building and a great landmark. The cobbled roads surrounding it, and the grand architecture make it, like much of the Old Town, a a journey to the past. The feel as a whole is of Spanish Catholic culture, and of discovery.

Thank padreray
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Take the stairs or lift to the top and see the glorious view around . See the sea and the colourful houses on the hillside . 260 steps to the top is a good exercise . Also visit the Cathedral - the atmosphere is strong inside

Thank JGFIELD
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to prey and to assist of a ceremony!!!! The sounds of the choir and the org sounds very beautiful in this big Catedral

Thank Luminita R
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