Mesa y López shopping paradise in Las Palmas
The best known shopping area of the capital is undoubtedly Mesa y López. Economically, socially and culturally, is this shopping area very important for Las Palmas and Gran Canaria. As a resident of the island, but definitely for you as a tourist has Mesa y López does everything to offer.
Restaurants, banks, shops and large known brands but also local shops, hotels and much more. In the center of this shopping area is the eponymous shopping Avenida Jose Mesa y Lopez passing from the Plaza de España in Calle José López Mesa. Plaza de España is known for its numerous bars and cafes.
Avenida Jose Mesa y Lopez is a wide avenue lined with pretty heavy traffic. The two directions are separated by a green zone. This green area is great to relax. We call that seightseeing, watching other people from a bench seat. During very hot days provide the impressive trees for shade. There are regular at this Avenida de Mesa y López special events such as sporting events, artists, children, etc ..
In this shop area are for the lovers of art and exhibitions two major commercials including Bricola specializing in frames for paintings and painters supplies, and Galeria Eduardo Santana, specializing in frames, oil paintings, watercolors but also glassware and linens.
Both commercials are a few minutes walking distance from Calle José Mesa y Lopez, and are definitely worth a visit. Perfume, jewelry, handbags, dear ladies here is the shopping paradise for you. The Body Shop, Yves Rocher and the largest shopping center in the city,
El Corte Inglés, shopping in style
You will find this store on Avenida Mesa y Lopez. El Corte Ingles is one of the largest retail chains in Europe. He has everything in the assortment that you could wish for. The store El Corte Ingles is divided into a basement, a ground floor and seven upper floors. Photography, computers, mobile phones and electronics are located on the ground floor.
On the ground floor are all kinds of products sold as books and magazines, souvenirs and even a pharmacy. The other floors are dedicated to kitchen equipment, bathrooms, electrical appliances, linens, towels, etc …
The second store El Corte Inglés in the same street sells everything has to do with fashion. Fashion accessories, men’s and women’s clothing, children’s clothing, sportswear and sports equipment.
On the sixth floor is a post office, a travel agency, a hair salon, dry cleaning services clothes and more to make your mouth water you and to buy.
From all that strolling between all tempting articles, you get hungry and thirsty. There too, the people behind El Corte Inglés thought of that. Outside a supermarket with fresh food there is a coffee bar with cakes and pastries. Do you have a big appetite you can go one step further to the restaurant on the top floor.
The store El Corte Inglés in Las Palmas is open from 9:30 to 21:30 and is located on Calle José López Mesa. From all that shopping you get tired, especially when you’re on vacation. Therefore, the store delivers at your request, the purchased items at your home or at your holiday address. ( web site )
I can imagine that you are looking for the perfect pair of shoes, that one unique dress or bathing suit, believe me there is plenty of choice of fashion shops. Zara for example for both men and women, Guess, Marks & Spencer, but also lesser known but certainly quality fashion shops spoil and welcome you.
Basically shopping in the capital requires more than one day. Maybe it’s an idea to stay one or more nights in the commercial center of Las Palmas. There are plenty of accommodation options such as Hotel Fataga that is contained within Nestro Calle de la Torre, 21.
Public market “Mercado Central” in Las Palmas
Not so far from Hotel Fataga is the daily food market in the Mercado Central, where it is always a pleasant crowd of locals. ( map ) In this daily public market, there is a large choice of fruits, vegetables, bread, fresh fish, a hairdresser and many other shops. The market hall is divided into a commercial area, a downstairs and upper floor. A cafeteria for a bocadillo, tapas or a drink is present.
From Monday to Saturday is the fresh market Mercado Central open from 07:00 to 14:00. The commercial part of the market is open from 07:00 to 19:00. If you come by car, there is parking provided for 204 cars. The parking is not free, but with every purchase from € 20 you will receive a free parking ticket. A cycle shed is also provided on the market hall. By public transport, the yellow buses Guaguas Municipales, take bus No. 02 or No. 22, where a directly stop to the Central Market is provided.
Parking in the area Mesa y López
The shopping area of Mesa y López, you can easily reach by Guaguas Municipales ( public transport ), by taxi or a rental car. There are some underground car parks in the city within short walking distance of the shopping district.
Parking Arriaga (Arriaga Garage) 24 hours
Price: € 0.15 admission fee. € 0.03 per minute
Address: Calle Manuel Duran, 20 – Las Palmas (map)
Parking Mesa y Lopez 24 hours
Price: € 0028 per minute. Daily rate € 15.
Address: Plaza de Juan de Rio Ayala – Las Palmas (map)
Parking Olof Palme 24 hours
Price: not available
Address: Calle Olof Palme, 19 – Las Palmas (map)
Parking Saba open 24 hours (website) There’s an app for IOS and Android
Price: First 30 minutes € 0050. From the 31 minute € 0037 per minute *
* The price may vary by location. Several car parks in Las Palmas.
Address: Plaza España – Las Palmas (map)
By public transport to Mesa y López
By public transport “Guaguas Municipales” to Mesa y Lopez
17 – Teatro – Auditorio (download)
21 – Puerto – Santa Catalina (download)
24 – Santa Catalina – Puerto (download)
25 – Auditorium – Campus Universitario (download)
26 – Santa Catalina – Campus Universitario (download)
44 – Santa Catalina – Isla Perdida (download)
45 – Santa Catalina – Hoya Perdida (download)
47 – Puerto – Tamaraceite (download)
L2 – Teatro – Santa Catalina (download)
Dogs are not allowed on the bus Guaguas Municipales.
Only folding bikes are allowed
Luggage, surfboards, baby buggies are allowed as far as you do not disturb other travelers
Payment is made with exact change € 1.48, by the driver of the bus with a maximum of € 10 euro bill. I can recommend a BONO-2 or BONO Guagua sin Contacto purchasing card. (More information on the “public transport“) page.