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In Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia we can enjoy the sunset view on Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. For my taste it is the most beautiful urban sandbank in the world.
There is no doubt that it is one of the most important beaches in the Canary Islands. Frequented throughout the year, it is preferred by most of the city's inhabitants and tourists who visit it.
Thanks to the good climate of the island, this beach can be enjoyed at any time of the year. In the image we can appreciate a sunset in which the sun seems to want to bathe in the waters of Las Canteras.
The name of this beach has always been linked to La Barra, a sedimentary rock of sandstone and calcareous depositions that runs parallel to the shore, providing shelter from the northerly waves and giving it its own personality.
In the past it was known as Arrecife beach, because La Barra emerged from the water like a reef.
Later, it was exploited as a quarry to extract the rock that was used, among other uses, for numerous buildings in the city, such as the Cathedral of the Canary Islands. In memory of this practice, now abandoned, the name Las Canteras beach survives today.