Conference Centre of Canarias
The Canary Islands Convention Centre is the finishing touch to one of the best views of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. ├ôscar Tusquets had in mind in its conception an independent, isolated fortress, quite different from its closest architectural context. It is a work of enormous dimensions, castellated and seated on a pedestal of volcanic rock, which at the hands of the sculptor Juan Bordes was turned into living rock.
But beauty and functionality are not at odds with each other; so in its 16,750 m2 of usable surface there are 25 rooms with varying capacities for all needs, from a meeting for 20 people to a large congress or convention for up to 4,600 people.
Alongside these rooms are large spaces for rest and leisure, facilities which extend beyond the buildings, along the seafront promenade in an area which has all kinds of leisure possibilities and services such as shopping, as well as a wide range of excellent hotels and restaurants.
The Alfredo Kraus Auditorium was opened on the 5th December 1997, and was named after the unforgettable tenor from Gran Canaria. The Symphonic and the Chamber Hall form the backdrop for frequent concerts, both classical and modern.
At the beginning of each year some of the world's foremost orchestras and soloists assemble here for the Canary Islands' Music Festival, and throughout the year the Auditorium runs its own programme of concerts as well as those of the Las Palmas Philharmonic Society and the annual Jazz and Guitar Festivals: in total there are more than 100 concerts of music of all varieties. We must also underline the holding of the International Cinema Festival organised by the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.