Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The island of Gran Canaria, only the third largest in the chain, is home to half the population of the Canary Islands. Thanks to its diverse terrain and wealth of experiences, it's often referred to as a "miniature continent." The capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria maintains a feel of mainland Spain with an eclectic mix of cultural influences thrown in, and Vegueta, the old quarter, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo courtesy of JUAN RAMON RODRIGUEZ SOSA