The best places to go shopping in Gran Canaria include the island’s pedestrianized shopping streets, village markets, and modern shopping malls. From designer shoes and clothing to small handicraft stores, Gran Canaria offers a host of fantastic retailers to pick up a souvenir, buy a gift, or simply indulge yourself.

    Even better, with lower import tax and VAT rates, prices of items are much less than in mainland Spain. You’ll get more bang for your buck when you shop in Gran Canaria. Be prepared that many shops on the island close on Sundays. Remember to bring your own bags, or you’ll be charged for a plastic bag. To help you have an unforgettable shopping experience, check out our round-up on where to shop in Gran Canaria.

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    Triana Street, Las Palmas

    Explore the oldest shopping area of the island

    • Shoppers
    • History
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    Triana Street, or Calle Triana in Spanish, is a pedestrianized shopping street in the old district of Triana in Las Palmas. It is considered one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Gran Canaria. On a stroll through the historical area, you can enjoy incredible shopping, sample local dishes, and admire beautiful modernist buildings. Lining the paved avenue are a medley of shops, from traditional haberdasheries and perfumeries to handicrafts and exclusive fashion outlets.

    Take a break from shopping and relax at one of Triana Street's many outdoor cafes or restaurants. Be sure to turn onto one of the side streets to admire quaint boutiques and old colorful houses with their charming facades, Canarian balconies, and wooden doors.

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    Avenida Mesa y López, Las Palmas

    Shopping paradise in Las Palmas

    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    Avenida Mesa y López is a prime shopping street in downtown Las Palmas. The tree-lined avenue features a wide variety of shopping options. You'll be spoilt for choice with options ranging from small, family-owned stores and designer boutiques to Spain's largest department store, El Corte Ingles. The street also regularly hosts art exhibits, sports displays, and kids’ activities.

    There are al fresco bars and restaurants around Plaza de España, where you can have a break and enjoy the bustling vibe. Mesa y López is close to Playa de Las Canteras, so you could combine a beach day with some shopping.

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    Mercadillo de Teror

    Sunday market in a quaint countryside village

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Budget

    Mercadillo de Teror is a market held every Sunday in the beautiful mountain town of Teror. The market takes place in Plaza Teresa de Bolívar. A visit offers a fantastic opportunity to sample local delicacies, such as Canaria’s famous cheese and the garlic-laden chorizo de Teror (Teror sausage). You can also tuck into local bread, olives, and artisan pastries.

    You can find stalls selling high-quality hats, clothing, jewelry, and handicrafts. One thing to note is that many locals attend Sunday Mass at the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino, located opposite Mercadillo de Teror. If you are driving there, arrive early to snag a parking space. 

    Location: C. Manuel Henríquez, 2, 35330 Teror, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm

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    Santa Brigida Market

    Cute weekend village market

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Budget

    Santa Brigida Market is a lovely weekend market in the namesake village about 14 km from Las Palmas. It's a great place to shop for fresh produce among locals. There are about 15 stalls arranged around a central square. You can find fruit and veggies, local cheese, eggs, jellies, bread, and pastries. There's even a wine stall where you can pick up bottles of local Monte whites.

    Once you've done shopping, you can have lunch at Casa del Vino or head to the microbrewery in the park nearby. Alternately, walk to Santa Brigida's old town and pull up a chair at one of its many quaint restaurants.

    Location: P.º del Guiniguada, 35300 Sta Brígida, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm

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    Mercado de Vegueta, Las Palmas

    Traditional food market in Vegueta

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Budget
    • History

    Mercado de Vegueta lies in the charming district of Vegueta, in the old town of Las Palmas. Housed in a lovely old building, the market has existed since the mid-19th century. If you want to discover the best of Gran Canaria’s local food and produce, this is the place to be. Arrive hungry, because there is a lot to try!

    You can enjoy cut fruits (Canarian bananas are must-tries) and juices on a stroll through the aisles. Next, pick up some local cheese or stock up on herbs and exotic spices. At the meat stalls, you’ll see piles of morcillas (blood sausages) and freshly cut Iberian ham. There are also cafes and shops selling fresh churros nearby.

    Location: Mercado de Vegueta, c/Mendizábal nº 1, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 7 am to 2.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from 7 am to 2.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 928-334-129

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    Yumbo Centrum, Maspalomas

    An LGBTQ-friendly shopping mall

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Nightlife

    Yumbo Centrum lies in the heart of Playa del Ingles in the south of Gran Canaria. The open-air shopping mall is open 24/7 and houses more than 200 shops selling shoes, clothes, accessories and much more. After a day of shopping, you can relax in one of its numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.

    Besides shopping, Yumbo Centrum is also a meeting place for the local LGBTIQ+ community. You can check out several gay bars, clubs, and drag cabarets inside the shopping mall.

    Location: Av. Estados Unidos, 54, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +34 928 764 196

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    El Mirador Shopping Center, Jinámar

    The largest mall in the Canaries

    • Shoppers
    • Food

    El Mirador Shopping Center is in the village of Jinámar, around 15 minutes by automobile from Las Palmas. Also known as Centro Comercial El Mirador, this retail complex is the biggest on Gran Canaria. You can expect a variety of retailers, including popular Spanish clothing brands like Zara, Berska, Stradivarius, and Mango.

    El Mirador Shopping Center also hosts the biggest Primark store on the island – occupying 2 floors – and a huge Eroski hypermarket. In between your shopping spree, grab a refreshment or a bite to eat from one of the onsite cafes or restaurants. The easiest way to get to El Mirador is by automobile or taxi cab. If you want to take the bus, go to the San Telmo bus station in Las Palmas and take bus no. 59.

    Location: Av. Santa Rita de Casia, 5, 35220 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 928 686 940

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    Centro Comercial Las Arenas, Las Palmas

    A one-stop shopping destination on Playa de Las Canteras

    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Photo

    Centro Comercial Las Arenas is a large and modern shopping mall on the southern end of Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas. Whether you're looking for quality fashion, sports gear and souvenirs, or electronics, this mall will most likely have it.

    The top floor of Centro Comercial Las Arenas has a couple of open-air bars and restaurants with excellent food, beverages and sea views. The mall's proximity to the beach means you can enjoy a couple of hours of shopping, followed by a relaxing stroll along the beautiful promenade that runs along Las Canteras Beach.

    Location: Ctra. del Rincón, s/n, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 928 277 008

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    Centro Comercial Las Terrazas, Jinámar

    Las Palmas’ open-air discount mall

    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Food

    Centro Comercial Las Terrazas is an open-air outlet mall located between Telde and Las Palmas. The complex is about 16.5 km southeast of the island's capital city, but it's a great place to enjoy fantastic bargains at big-name outlet stores like Levi's, Nike, Mango, Asics, and Lacoste.

    Centro Comercial Las Terrazas also has an onsite movie theater, bowling alley, karting course, and an outdoor theater where you can enjoy free shows. When you're not shopping and browsing, there are plenty of restaurants for you to relax and refuel.

    Location: Las Terrazas, CC, GC-1, km.5 5, 35220 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 928-706-328

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    Centro Comercial El Muelle, Las Palmas

    A dockside mall with sea views

    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Nightlife

    Centro Comercial El Muelle is a shopping mall inside Muelle de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas. The bright and medium-sized complex houses a wide range of shops as well as open-air bars and restaurants. You can shop for luxury items, shoes, clothing, watches, jewelry and perfume. There is a bowling alley and a video game arcade on the top floor.

    There's a taxi cab stand at the shopping mall, but rates are higher due to its location inside the harbor. To save some euros, walk across to Parque Santa Catalina and hail a taxi cab from there.

    Location: Muelle de Sta. Catalina, s / n, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 9 am to midnight

    Phone: +34 928 327 527

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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