The city was founded on June 24, 1478, with the name "Real de Las Palmas"
by Juan Rejón, head of the invading Castilian army, before engaging
in war with the local Guanches (aboriginal people of the Canary Islands).
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is today a cosmopolitan city. It has five beaches
and a big seaport (Puerto de la Luz) that was very important during the
70s and early 90s.
Las Palmas offers a relatively wide cultural variety of theater, cinema,
opera, concerts, visual arts and dance performances are common on billboards
in the city, highlighting the Canary Islands Music Festival, the Theater
and Dance and the International Film Festival.
The historical area "Vegueta" offers you a wide range of historical
information by visting the museums, the cathedral and the architecture of