MAPAS Venues

The first professional performing arts and live music market in the South Atlantic, MAPAS, represents a space for collaboration, interaction, learning and communication.

From July 4 to 6 2022, this latest edition will feature a programme of activities related to the music industry at several iconic venues in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz de Tenerife will host an extensive artistic and professional programme for the performing arts from July 7 to 9.


Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the auditorium is the largest arts venue on the Canary Islands and is home to Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. This cultural and social powerhouse operates as a plural, dynamic venue in constant motion.

Teatro Guimerá

Listed as a Site of Cultural Interest, this mid-19th century building with all its social significance is a hub of cultural activity and a landmark venue for theatre and other cultural events in the capital of Tenerife.

TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

On a scale never before seen in the Canary Islands, this facility is home to the Instituto Óscar Domínguez contemporary museum, the Tenerife Photography Centre and the Central Municipal Library. It was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Espacio La Granja

Located in the building housing Santa Cruz de Tenerife Public Library, known as the Casa de la Cultura, this multidisciplinary venue opened in 1977 and is home to the library, the Contemporary Art Room (SAC) and the official headquarters of the Canarian Film Library on the island of Tenerife. The theatre has been renovated and refurbished and now contributes to the development of new stage languages with a regular programme of high-quality events.

La Recova Art Center

This cultural venue in the historical part of Santa Cruz can be found in the city’s old market. The building was designed by architect Manuel Oraá and was built in 1851, before being adapted and opened as an exhibition hall in 1992. This versatile venue, with a large covered courtyard transformed into a stage area, hosts a multitude of artistic performances and cultural events each year.

Gran Canaria

Atlantic Center of Modern Art – CAAM

Located in the Vegueta neighborhood, the CAAM opened its doors on December 4, 1989 with the aim of revitalizing the visual arts, critical thinking and artistic culture. The building preserves the original facades of two previous houses and in the rehabilitated interior there are structures that are reminiscent of the Canarian patio.

San Juan Square, Arucas

Arucas is the gateway to the north of the island of Gran Canaria and this square is one of its founding cores. It is the architectural complex of greatest historical and social value in the city and allows, at a glance, to appreciate the evolution of the typology of domestic constructions in the old town from the 17th century to today.

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium

Located in an exceptional place, at one end of Las Canteras beach, the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Palacio de Congresos de Canarias is an icon of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

In this building, beauty and functionality go hand in hand to offer, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a space of 16,750 square meters of useful surface, with 25 rooms that can accommodate up to 4,600 people.

Designed as a "fortress that protects and a lighthouse that guides", the building is the work of the Catalan architect Óscar Tusquets.

Photograph of Pepelopex | CC BY-SA 3.0

The Music Square

It is a public square attached to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium located on Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This space has become the ideal venue for holding large concerts and sporting and cultural events due to its large capacity.

Along with the rooms, the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium has ample spaces for rest and leisure, extended outwards through a privileged area of the city where you can see the promenade that runs along the five kilometers of Las Canteras beach.

Photograph of Pepelopex | CC BY-SA 3.0