Las Palmas de Gran Canaria second best city to live in Spain, according to National Geographic

Published on April 02, 2024
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria named as the second best city to live in Spain

National Geographic recently unveiled its rankings of Spain's top cities to reside in, with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria securing the second spot, trailing only behind Bilbao and surpassing Palma de Mallorca, situated on third place.

Spain, renowned as one of the world's most frequented tourist destinations, boasts a rich tapestry of cultures spanning millennia. Its allure lies in its favorable climate, diverse gastronomy, and vibrant festivals. Moreover, the country boasts varied natural landscapes, encompassing pristine beaches, a famous volcano that is also the highest peak in Spain (Mt. Teide in Tenerife), lush forests, and expansive natural parks.

In the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Canteras beach stands out as the city's best attraction, often referred to by numerous tourist magazines as Europe's best city beach. 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also our favourite city in the Canary Islands and the first place where we like to come back each year, despite the warmer weather that the south of Gran Canaria has during the winter months when we usually visit. 

If you haven't been to Las Palmas yet, we highly recommend a visit to the city and make sure to explore Las Canteras area, as well as Triana and Vegueta neighbourhood, where you'll discover a more authentic side of the city. 

Best cities to live in Spain - Ranking according to National Geographic

  • 1. Bilbao
  • 2. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 3. Mallorca
  • 4. Murcia
  • 5. Málaga
  • 6. Zaragoza
  • 7. Sevilla
  • 8. Valencia
  • 9. Barcelona
  • 10. Madrid
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