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Shopping in Gran Canaria - What to Buy in Gran Canaria?

Holidaymakers in Gran Canaria prefer to shop in the area of Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

There is a free port in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since 1852 and that made the town have an important commercial sector that benefited from the low tax and continuous movement of merchandise coming from all over the world. As a result there has become numerous shops in the region specializing in the sale of electronic consumer goods, imported clothing, cigarettes and cigars. The stores there are so-called “Indian shops” and have a reputation for selling goods at bargain prices.

After the full integration into the European Union, these shops are unable to offer cheap prices as before, but they still continue to benefit from the special tax regime of the Canary Islands and the rates are appreciably lower than the rest of the European Union countries and Spain mainland. These famous “Indian shops” can be found on any of the streets between the beach and Santa Catalina Park.

Calle Triana is the most popular shopping street located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Baskets made of banana leaves, pottery and lace embroidery; miniature replica of Canary Island wooden balconies are the popular things to buy in your Gran Canaria holidays.

Also in the other holiday resorts there are several small shops lined up along the sea front.

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