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Apartamentos Cordial Mogán Valle
Apartamentos Cordial Mogán Valle
Avda Los Marreros 4, Mogan
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Mogan apartment is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Las Gananias, Mogan Port, and Gran Canaria Divers. Lago Taurito Water ...

€176

€176
AC Hotel Gran Canaria by Marriott
AC Hotel Gran Canaria by Marriott
Eduardo Benot, 3, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (10 reviews)

A 25-minute free shuttle ride from Gran Canaria Airport, this central Las Palmas hotel is a short walk from the Atlantic beach at AC Lounge - a prime spot for ...

€105

€105
Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria
Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria
Barranco de la Verga S/N, Mogan
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Arguineguin, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 6 mi (10 km) of Puerto Rico Marina, Puerto Rico Beach, and Amadores Beach. Cura ...

€335

€335
Lopesan Baobab Resort
Lopesan Baobab Resort
Mar Adriático, 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Maspalomas Lighthouse and La Charca Lagoon. Holiday ...

Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa
Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa
Avenida de los Marrero, 2, Mogan
4.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

This family-friendly Mogan hotel is located in Playa de Mogan, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Las Gananias, Mogan Port, and Gran Canaria Divers. Lago Taurito Water ...

€314

€314
Hotel Santa Catalina
Hotel Santa Catalina
Calle Leon Y Castillo, 227, Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
5.0 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

This family-friendly Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Doramas Park and San Telmo Park. Nestor Museum and Pueblo ...

€144

€144
Meliá Tamarindos
Meliá Tamarindos
Calle de las Retamas, 3, San Bartolome de Tirajana
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (56 reviews)

Located in San Agustin, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of San Agustin Beach and Las Burras Beach. El Salvador Ecumenical Temple ...

€202

€202
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Avenida Los Marrero 35, Mogan
5.0 out of 5.0
2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Playa de Mogan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Las Gananias, Mogan Port, and Gran Canaria Divers. Lago Taurito Water Park and Canary ...

€233

€233
Hotel Sercotel Cristina Las Palmas
Hotel Sercotel Cristina Las Palmas
Calle Gomera, 6, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Santa Catalina Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from San Telmo Park. Ciencia ...

€113

€113
Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel
Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel
Avenida Del Atlantico 353, Santa Lucia
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Vecindario, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cocodrilo Park, El Aguila Beach, and Sioux City Park. Las Burras Beach and San Agustin Beach are ...

€81

€81
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The history of the Canary Islands is shadowed in myths and legends. Early settlers believed the islands were the mythical, disappeared land of Atlantis. There are a handful of theories about its early settlers, but it is widely believed that Gran Canaria was populated by 500 BC. The natives, known as Guanches, are widely thought to have migrated from North Africa. They had primitive tools and weapons and lived mostly in caves.

After the Roman Empire collapsed, Europe neglected the Canary Islands for about 1,000 years. Mediterranean sailors rediscovered the region at the beginning of the 14th century. Until this time, 30,000 Guanches had been living peacefully. Then the Europeans travelled to the islands to obtain slaves and furs.

The Guanches successfully fought off Spanish invasion until Pedro de Vera, the leader of the Spanish forces, completed his country’s conquest of Gran Canaria by 1483. The Spanish killed many Guanches during this period, and the majority of the native survivors were forced to become slaves.

Calls for the independence of the Canary Islands began toward the end of the 19th century after Cuba won independence from Spain. In 1912, the Island Council’s Law brought about many infrastructural projects including the airport, a motorway network, and reservoirs. These projects led to the establishment of the tourism industry.

In 1927, the archipelago was divided into two separate provinces, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

In 1982, the Canary Islands passed the Autonomous Government Statutes.

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