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Las Palmas Cathedral – Gran Canaria

The Santa Ana Cathedral or the Holy Church Cathedral Basilica of the Canary Islands, is one of the most important monuments of the Gran Canaria Island. It is in the Vegueta neighborhood, in Las Palmas, occupying an entire apple.

Facade of the Cathedral

It was built, by order of the Catholic Monarchs, between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but in the seventeenth an intervention began to this day, so it accumulates an interesting stratification of styles. We are facing an architecture compendium that has been declared Well of Cultural Interest.

It has a Latin cross plan, with three naves, atrium, cruise, presbytery and seven side chapels. Among the highlights is the ribbed vault with ribs. Through the Puerta del Aire, Renaissance court, we access the Patio de los Naranjos, where we will find the Diocesan Museum and the sacristy. The main facade, which is the most characteristic element, has two three-body towers and bell tower.

Vaults of the Cathedral

To visit the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the entrance is by the street Espiritu Santo, 20. The schedule is from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. General admission of € 3 and gives the right to enter the cathedral. If you only want to visit the temple, admission is free during church hours. To access the towers, € 1.50 must be paid.

Las Palmas Cathedral

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