Triana: Modernist And Shopping Paradise

Traina district in Las Palmas city

Traina district in Las Palmas city

If Vegueta is the Old Town, then Triana is the Modernist town; Many of its buildings date to the 1920s and have the characteristic wrought iron balconies.

Triana may be one of the oldest areas of Las Palmas but it’s still got plenty going on. It was recently voted Spain’s best outdoor shopping area and is packed with restaurants, cafes and tapas bars.

Property in Triana goes from apartments and flats in both modern and converted old buildings to exquisite townhouses with all their period features intact.

It’s a convenient location if you need easy access to the airport, bus transport to the south and the port, but is  long way from Las Canteras beach.

 

 

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Vegueta: Unchanged Since Columbus Left Town

Vegueta Old Town and cathedral

Vegueta Old Town and cathedral

Vegueta is the original Las Palmas and its layout and many of its original buildings date back to the 15th and 16th Centuries.

Christopher Columbus himself spent three months in Vegueta (waiting for a rudder to come from Spain after his reluctant crew sabotaged the original). Even earlier in its history, Vegueta was attacked by the original Canarii inhabitants.

These days Vegueta gets bus-loads of day trippers every morning and is a popular tapas spot amongst the locals, especially on Thursday nights, but is largely peaceful.

With cobbled streets, lots of wooden balconies and big old houses with huge door and high ceilings, Vegueta is a popular place to search for a character property. Most houses here are large and have big interior courtyards and roof terraces, although some have been divided into smaller flats.

An additional advantage of owning  period property in Vegueta is that many are protected by law and you don’t have to pay the annual IBI Tax.

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