See the attractions that you find most interesting and stay as long as you wish by hopping on and off double-decker buses as they make continuous loops around Las Palmas.
After a short walk from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Muelle Santa Catalina bus stop, where you can hop on a bus that will take you around Las Palmas. If you wish to remain on board and sightsee, the bus will return to the cruise terminal area in about 75 minutes.
During that time, the bus will make 10 stops at the most alluring destinations around town. You can hop off when it reaches an attraction of interest and stay as long as you like. When you are ready to see another attraction, simply hop on another bus and it will take you there.
You might hop off at the Teatro Perez Galdos, a wonderfully ornate theater named for the acclaimed 19th-century Spanish novelist, who was born in Las Palmas. The buses also stop at the more contemporary Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, a waterfront performing arts venue that looks like a fortress. It too is named for a local favorite son; Las Palmas-born Alfredo Kraus was one of Spain's finest tenors.
If you wish to delve into the local history and culture, the Museum of the Canary Islands is an excellent starting point. Its collection includes an abundance of archaeological and ethnographic items, including thousands of prehistoric skulls that reveal much about the islands' earliest inhabitants.