Augusto Hidalgo, Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visited the construction work of the new viewpoint overlooking the port of Las Palmas to check on the progress of these improvements and to make sure that the project will meet the deadline for completion before the end of the year.
These improvements include the renovation to the entrance to the city from the sea, so that it will serve as an interurban connection for cruise ship passengers, and residents of Santa Catalina Park, Las Canteras Beach, Mesa y Lopez Avenue and the Port.
This project, which has a budget of 3.6 million euros, is based in a space of over 5,000 square metres between the Naval Base and Santa Catalina Pier. It will be built at three heights and will have a linear walkway, which will function as a viewpoint over the sea.
Two canopies will also be installed to provide shade, and for its triangular geometric shape, it will pay homage to the tradition sailing ships of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Mayor said “These works will provide the capital with views of water in the centre of the city that provides a different perspective of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the port, and with a new area of recreation within an environment which is in deep transformation.”
You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':
Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'
Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands