Gran Canaria’s extensive heritage includes a great architectural and cultural jewel: the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. This impressive venue marks the end of the Paseo de Las Canteras and has kept a close eye on the beach since its inauguration in 1997.
The space bears the name of the most international tenor the Canary Islands have ever known and was designed by the architect Óscar Tusquets. It also featured the sculptural intervention of Juan Bordes. Undoubtedly, its construction, which took four years, revitalised this area of the capital and numerous artists of national and international calibre have performed on its stage.
This unique auditorium was designed, as Tusquets conceived it, as a «fortress that protects and a lighthouse that orients». A building with the silhouette of a castle whose ground floor sits on a plinth of volcanic rock. As the auditorium says, «the sculptor Juan Bordes converted what he called ‘an inhabited rock’ with his sculptures».
In addition, on its fifth anniversary in 2002, the auditorium was extended with two new halls: San Borondón and Alegranza, while in 2010 the multi-purpose hall was inaugurated, which four years later would be renamed the Jerónimo Saavedra Acevedo Hall.
But the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus holds a real musical treasure: its spectacular organ. An instrument that has become one of the largest in the Canary Islands and has no less than 2,750 pipes.
There is no doubt that this is a place that is well worth enjoying its extensive cultural agenda. And we have good news for you, because at entrées.es we sell tickets for many of its concerts, so you have no excuse to have a great time at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. Take a look at our website and choose the one you like best!