La Isleta and the Port

    Bethlehem Mary Square

    We will start our tour at the ""Plaza Belén María"", the closest place to the present entrance of the port and which documents an event to which it owes its name.

    Castle of Light

    We continue to our next destination, the Castillo de la Luz, on this route through the origins of this city, arriving at this area which is now fully integrated into the Isleta neighbourhood and which has been converted into a park for the leisure of the inhabitants.

    Church of Our Lady of Light

    We arrive at the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Luz, which began to be built in the early years of the 20th century, as the population of the Isleta neighbourhood had by this time reached twelve thousand people.

    Harbour Market

    We continue our route, very close by we find the Mercado del Puerto (Port Market). One of the few examples of industrial style, it is located at the foot of the Isleta and only a few steps from the beach. Inaugurated in 1891, this structure has functioned as a food market for three centuries".

    El Refugio neighbourhood

    A little further on, between Calle Alfredo L. Jones and Calle Gran Canaria, in the last century, was the Refugio neighbourhood, which was born in the shelter of the first works that made the current superport of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria possible at the beginning of the 19th century. This neighbourhood disappeared with the transformation of the area due to the boom in tourism in the middle of the 20th century.

    Santa Catalina Park

    This park, located between the Santa Catalina pier and the promenade of Las Canteras Beach, stands out for its intense movement of people. At the end of these streets you reach the Avenida de la Playa de las Canteras. If you are interested in finding out more, you can visit our route "Las Canteras, the magic of the Arrecife".

    Ripoche Street

    This emblematic street is located between Santa Catalina Park and Tomás Miller Avenue. In the past, it was a famous area because it was where the port and commercial life of the city was concentrated.