Gran Canaria, originally meaning "Great Island of Dogs" is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
It is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometers off the northwestern coast of Africa. The Canary Islands
are a geographic and gastronomic link between Europe, Africa and Latin America. Since the times of Christopher
Columbus, they were always the last port of call for European sailors on their way to the New World. The
Canaries are part of Spain, but they're also at a distance. While this is considered a bad thing by many locals,
it also explains why the Canary Islands among the most distinctive places in Spain-and the whole of Europe.
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