La Catedral de Santa Ana, Vegueta
08 July 2008 | Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Knowing that Richard needed a break from boat work, I took him to Vegueta to show him the sights. We toured the cobblestone streets in the softening light of early evening, and dined at an outdoor cafe on authentic and delicious Canarian fare... papas con mojo (baby potatoes rolled in sea salt with a side of spicy pimento/garlic sauce......que sabrosa!), a rich Canarian stew of pork, carrots and garbanzos, and a paella de mariscos (seafood) that knocked our socks (sandals) off. :) The big surprise of the night for Richard was that I'd learned previously in my scoutings that there would be a jazz concert held in La Plaza de Santa Ana--the beautiful square in front of the main Cathedral--the night I planned to take him out. So after dinner, we strolled to the Plaza, mingled with the festive mix of locals and tourists, and enjoyed the live jazz with the gorgeous backdrop of the Cathedral's facade, illuminated with shifting, multicolored lights. It was a delightful evening, definitely securing our affections for the city of Las Palmas.