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Sardine Feast in San Cristobal Village Coming Up

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For a sardine and seafood feast, head to San Cristobal village in north Gran Canaria on the weekend of April 18-19 for the Sabor a Mar festival.

The village's famous seafood restaurants are all setting up outdoor tapas stands and creating sardine-based tapas. The stands operate between 12.00 and 16.00, then 20.00 to 24.00 on Saturday 18; and from 1200-16.00 on Sunday 19.

As well as seafood and live music, there's a photography and painting competition (enter here). Activities for kids are on between 11.00 and 14.00 and there's a craft market on Saturday between 12.00 and 16.00.

San Cristobal is home to the city's Fisherman's Guild (Cofradía de Pescadores). It's on the way into the city just after La Laja beach and while it was absorbed into Las Palmas, it still has a coastal village feel. Don't miss the promenade running along the shore between the restaurants and the offshore fort, and the tiny little sandy beach just next to the harbour. 

San Cristobal's fort dates back to 1578, but was reconstructed in 1638 after damage inflicted during Sir Francis Drake's unsuccessful attack on Las Palmas in 1595 and Van der Does' successful sacking of the city in 1599. 

From the south, head along the dual carriageway past La Laja beach, then park in the big car park just before the village. It's a short walk from the car park to the seafront. From Las Palmas, you have to drive past San Cristobal, turn off at Tres Palmas and turn round, then park on the ocean side of the road.

For a full list of activities, see the last two paragraphs of this Canarias 7 article

See car park on map here.

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