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The most populated of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has been welcoming holidaymakers of all ages and backgrounds for decades. Rich and diverse in scenery as it is in activities, the island is a place where you can find just the kind of holiday that you’re looking for.
Most of the people on Gran Canaria live in the capital of Las Palmas. A bustling city situated along the northern coast, it’s packed with lots cultural and historical sites, as well as numerous options for shopping and culinary expeditions. Head to the old part of the town, known as Vegueta. Here you’ll find the Casa de Colon Museum, which exhibits the history of Christopher Columbus, who briefly stayed in the house, before continuing his journey westwards, bumping into America on the way. Along the charming, cobbled streets of the old town, you’ll find lots of vibrant bars and restaurants that serve delicious locally-sourced tapas. Drop your jaw at the beautiful interior of the Santa Ana Cathedral, or visit the Museo Canario and the Atlantic Centre of Modern Art for an insight into both the past and the contemporary soul of the Canary Islands.
Leaving the urban sprawl of Las Palmas behind, go inland to experience the microclimate that makes hiking-enthusiasts and nature-lovers flock to Gran Canaria. With over 32 Natural Protected Spaces found across the island, there are plenty of opportunities to experience unforgettable nature up close here. Take in the views from Pico de las Nieves and the monolithic Roque Nublo, see the wilderness of the national parks along the eastern coast, or make your way south to the stunning dune landscape of Maspolomas. After a day of exploring, seek out one of the many stunning beaches, such as the famous Playa del Ingles, or the popular stretches at Puerto Rico and Mogan. Hang out in the seaside bars, go for a splash in the water or simply just relax on the sand, before heading to one of the local restaurants for a well-earned dinner under the waning rays of the setting sun.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/