The Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bears the name of Alfredo Kraus, the most international Canary Island tenor and the most beloved by the general public. This is a gesture of tribute and gratitude for his work in the music world, his figure carrying the name of the city to the ends of the earth.
The building that houses the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, the work of architect Oscar Tusquets, is one of the most outstanding and representative constructions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Situated at the end of Las Canteras Beach, this isolated and independent fortress was designed as a lighthouse to identify and protect the city. Ever since it was opened, the image of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium as a sentry watching over Las Canteras Beach has become one of the most emblematic views of the city.
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. ÓscarTusquets had in mind in its conception an independent, isolated fortress, quite different from itsclosest 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.