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Cultural and nature tourism in Gran Canaria
There’s a whole miniature continent of what to see in Gran Canaria, the different landscapes and the different microclimates makes to Gran Canaria an island of contrasts, a natural paradise declared Biosphere Reserve.
Precisely for all these peculiarities Gran Canaria is a perfect place to practice outdoor sports, both in its fantastic beaches including beautiful mountains and valleys. But this island is not just a jewel of nature, in it we also find an interesting offer of museums and cultural activities, so that makes it an attractive cultural destination.
In addition it is worth noting that for years Gran Canaria has been doing a remarkable work in favor of gay tourism, managing to be a gay friendly international destination.
Sandy in southern
Green mountains in the north
Places to see in Gran Canaria
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History of Gran Canaria
|500 b.C.||The first human settlements in Gran Canaria appear. Then they have the name Tamaran.|
|1000 a.C.||Ben–Farroukh, Arabic Captain arrives at Gran Canaria, and engaged in cordial relations with guanarteme of Galdar.|
|1341||Reaches to Gran Canaria a Portuguese expedition by King Alfonso IV of Portugal.|
|1344||Luis de la Cerda obtains that the Pope Clement VI grant him Canary to exchange for 400 gold florins.|
|1360||Two boats with Mallorca and Aragon disembarked on the island under the crown of Aragon and are captured by the natives, later they are executed.|
|1405||Juan de Bethencourt reach Gran Canaria in the mood to conquer the island, but will be rejected by the inhabitants of the island.|
|1454||Diego de Herrera on the orders of Henry IV of Castile comes to conquer it the island, returning to fail in the attempt to conquer.|
|1478||Juan Rejon disembarks on the island under the orders of the Catholic Monarchs in an attempt to conquer it.|
|1481||Pedro Vera comes to the island as the new governor of the island arresting Juan Rejon for the atrocities committed.|
|1483||The final conquest of the island by the Spanish troops is produced.|
|1595||The English pirate Francis Drake attacked Gran Canaria, commanding 27 ships, being rejected by the Spanish troops.|
|1599||The Dutch admiral Van der Does commanding 73 ships landed in Gran Canaria, being defeated in the interior of the island.|
|1927||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria becomes the capital of the newly created province, Las Palmas.|
|1936||General Franco part from Gran Canaria to Africa to begin the uprising that led to the Spanish Civil War.|
|2005||Part of the island of Gran Canaria, was declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve.|
Some of the things to do in Gran Canaria are about attending to the cultural life of the island.
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Gastronomy of Gran Canaria
In addition to all the things of what to see in Gran Canaria, it is essential to try its cuisine, the result of cultural fusion and the extraordinary quality of local raw materials
|Starters||Blanching Gofio, watercress soup, canary ranch, potato soup, stew, fish soup, braised peas, millet broth, stew suckers, lentil soup, stew of chard and Jaramago stew.|
|Meats||Composed goat meat, rabbit in salmorejo, carajacas, roast leg, meat with potatoes and pork meat.|
|Fish||Vieja parboiled, sancocho, marinated tuna, onions salted cherne, tollos, cuttlefish and octopus.|
|Desserts||Truchas sweet potato ice cream bienmesabe, mold eggs, banana pancakes and pancakes carnival.|
|Wines and Drinks||Wines with Designation of Origin Gran Canaria, plus rum, honey rum and chilli liqueur.|
|other Products||Traditional crafts such as embroidery, traditional Canarian pottery.|
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