Plaza Santa Ana 13, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Cathedral of the Canary Islands is located in Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and it is dedicated to St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary; for this reason the cathedral is sometimes called St. Anne’s Cathedral; La Catedral de Santa Ana. Construction of the building commenced in 1500; however, funding restrictions caused setbacks and so building was suspended in 1570. The Cathedral was not completed until many years later. The lengthy construction process is reflected in the style of the building which has a neoclassical exterior that contrasts with the Gothic interior.

The cathedral houses various paintings and works by the famous Canarian sculptor, Juan Lujan Pérez, such as the famous carving of Christ on the Cross. Behind the cathedral is where you can see La Casa de Colon which is where Christopher Columbus stayed during his stay in Gran Canaria and it houses objects relating to his time on the island.

Gran Canaria Travel Guide

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