Playa de las Canteras

Playa de las Canteras Bordered in the east by Santa Catalina and in the north by La Isleta, you will find the district of Playa de las Canteras, Gran Canaria’s very first tourist resort, with lots of hotels, offices, shops, restaurants, bars and… one of Spain’s best urban beaches – the Playa de las Canteras – from which this district holds its name.

At the southern end of Playa de las Canteras, a formerly quite neglected area, a landscaped promenade leads to the Auditório Alfredo Kraus, a masterpiece of modern architecture and home to the Las Palmas Philharmonic Orchestra. Built in 1997 as a tribute to the famous Canary tenor Alfredo Kraus, this building, which also incorporates the Canary Island Congress Centre, was designed by Catalan architect Oscar Tusquet and Canary sculptor Juan Bordes. Constructed in solid natural stone, this Auditório boasts in total ten concert halls (one big concert hall and nine smaller ones) serves as venue for operas, concerts as well as the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival and the Canary Islands Classical Music Festival.

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