Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomes tomorrow, Wednesday the 15th and next Friday the 17th of January, the passengers of cruise ship Costa Classica, on the first of her 7 foreseen stops at the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas no her route through the Canaries, Morocco and Madeira, carrying more than 1600 tourists aboard.
The Grancanarian capital will live another special week with the arrival of this ship and with the arrival, on Saturday the 18th, of cruise ships AIDAstella, Thomson Celebration and MSC Armonía. Besides, on Sunday the 19th, cruisers AIDAblu and Main Schiff 1 will be berthed at Santa Catalina Dock.
The Town Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Port Authority will reinforce the services of security, attention and information to welcome more than 10.000 cruise tourists that may visit the city before carrying on with their trip. The Town Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will encourage visitors to enjoy urban travel experiences like shopping, gastronomy and history, complemented with activities related to the sea, the beach and nautical water sports.
The information service will be supported by citizen security display, with the presence of the Local Police and National Police on the main visitor areas, specially the boroughs of Triana, Vegueta, Las Canteras Beach, and the main shopping areas in town, taking care of prevention and advising tourists in security issues.
The Council of Tourism will strengthen the promotion of the city with agents on-site using Segways on the dock to give tourists advise and to make their visit to the Grancanarian capital much easier.@LpaVisit
Today, Tuesday the 7th of January, the Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Juan José Cardona, gave the 17.364,41€ of the donations collected at the Sand Nativity Scene of Las Canteras Beach to the people in charge of the four soup-kitchens of the city. Such donations were given by the visitors of the Nativy Scene during its 5 weeks of exhibitions. A total of 155672 people walked through the 1500m2 of this tourist “must” that is promoted by the Town Hall with the collaboration of the Vice-Ministry of Tourism of the Government of the Canaries, the Tourist Board of Gran Canaria and the Social Board of La Caixa.
The charity donations given by the citizenship of the Capital City and tourists will help to support the different projects of social aid carried out by these soup-kitchens of the parish of Santo Domingo, in Vegueta; San Pedro, in La Isleta; La Paz, in Las Rehoyas, and El Carmen, in the area of Parque Santa Catalina, that attend an average of 300 people every day.
The Sand Nativity Scene of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is fully consolidated after eight years of life as one of the city’s Christmas references, and one of the cultural and tourist resources visitors feel most attracted to see.
Tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th of January, Las Canteras Beach will recover its normal image in the area of La Puntilla. Bulldozers will move the 2000 tons of sand to its original location, in the same beach, and the cleansing operators will take care of the area so that it keeps its high quality environmental conditions.
Five international sculptors, Danish Peter Busch-Jensen; Russians Aleksei Dyakov, Vadim Gryadov and Mikhail Fedotov; Italian Michela Ciappini and Canarian Jonay Ruiz, recreated the traditional Nativity scenes, the Crib, the Three Kings, towns and traditional characters mixed with a big central fountain and landscapes of Gran Canaria like Tejeda of the Roque Nublo.
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