Sir Francis Drake, along with his cousin and fellow privateer (legal pirate) John Hawkins, attacked Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1595 but failed to breach the city's makeshift defences.
Before Columbus 'discovered' America and decades before Hernán Cortez and Francisco Pizarro were even born, the Spanish Conquistador emerged from the blood and dust of the 1478 Battle For Las Palmas.
We see these mistakes in guidebooks, blogs and the press all the time and we say ENOUGH!
Everyone that visits Las Palmas stops in old town Vegueta and admires the stone carvings and massive doorway of the Casa de Colón museum; The house where Columbus stayed on his way to discover America. But is is what it seems?
Archaeologists have just discovered an ancient Canarii (Guanche) village, including a rare, two-storey structure, at Ansite up in the mountains of southeast Gran Canaria
The Beatles' 10-day holiday in Tenerife is famous thanks to Astrid Kirchner's candid photographs, but we think they spent one day in Gran Canaria as well. Here's why...
La Vegueta was the original Las Palmas and hasn't changed much since Columbus visited, except the bits that the Dutch burned down.
The neo-Canarian visitor centre at the top of the Pico de Bandama volcano hides a secret from Spain's time as a military dictatorship.
From late night erotic dances to a military governor with a masonic secret: Here's the history behind how Gran Canaria became Gay Canaria.
Tipping in Gran Canaria and all over the Canary Islands is straightforward and the rules are the same for locals and tourists.
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