When in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, I recommend you go visit a place outside of the capital, near the Barranco de Tenoya. There you will find a neo-gothic style town, where there are many historical buildings in the streets; the majority of them have a nineteenth-century architectonic style. The town of Arucas is known as Ciudad del Ron (Rum City), since it houses the Arehucas distilleries, the biggest in Canarias.
1.5 km north of town is the Arucas Mountain, 412 meters. It is the highest peak of the city. It has a restaurant that serves regional dishes and drinks, so you can enjoy a gastronomic route and you can enjoy some wonderful panoramic views of the island.