Maspalomas Gran Canaria
Maspalomas is part of the Maspalomas – Costa Canaria tourist town, an area sometimes commonly referred as Maspalomas (a concept known by locals as el Sur, which also includes also the nearby town of San Agustín, Playa del Inglés and Meloneras). Located on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria, it is the largest tourist town in the Canary Islands. Maspalomas is part of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
Its name may derive from that of Rodrigo Mas de Palomar, a settler and soldier from Majorca, or from Francisco Palomar, a Genoese friend of Alonso Fernandez de Lugo who purchased 87 Guanche slaves from Güímar and settled in the area.
The place is the result of an ambitious development project, organized in the form of an International Ideas Contest (opened to any member of theInternational Union of Architects), held in 1961 under the auspice of Alejandro del Castillo, owner and promoter of most of…
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