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Free Tour Mix of old quarters of the city of Las Palmas

Your Guru: Selene
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  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Available in German, English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Hello everyone! I am Selene and I am an official Canary Islands tourist guide. Life took me by chance to this profession and now I cannot imagine without it. I am passionate about history and languages. With me you will get to know the Vegueta neighborhood from a local and authentic point of view, since I have lived here all my life. In addition, we will take a trip back in ... More

Hello everyone! I am Selene and I am an official Canary Islands tourist guide. Life took me by chance to this profession and now I cannot imagine without it. I am passionate about history and languages. With me you will get to know the Vegueta neighborhood from a local and authentic point of view, since I have lived here all my life. In addition, we will take a trip back in time from the 15th century to the present day, where we will not only tell the history of the city, but also anecdotes and curiosities. I will also recommend local places to shop, drink coffee or eat. During this tour I will not only be your guide, but also your friend, so you can take the opportunity to ask me anything you need for your vacation on the island.

About the Tour

Do you have little time to visit the city? Would you like to know the most important thing in one morning? Well, don't wait any longer and go ahead and make this "mix" of the old helmets with me. We can say that the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has two old town centers: Vegueta , from the 15th century and Triana, from the 16th century.
We will start this tour in the Plaza de San Antonio Abad (Vegueta), kilometer 0 of the city. We will move to the time of the aborigines and the conquest of the island (15th century). We will continue our tour advancing through the old streets of Vegueta . In this neighborhood we will see the founding of the city, the Plaza del Pilar nuevo , the Cathedral of Santa Ana , the Plaza Mayo r, the first hospital in the city (San Martín) and the market, the first in the whole of the Canary Islands!
Next, we will cross to the Triana neighborhood , today one of the most important commercial neighborhoods in the city. In this neighborhood, we will start from the 16th century. I will tell you its origins and its evolution. We will walk through the Calle Mayor , pedestrianized and full of shops, bars, restaurants, always full of life! We will see the Benito Pérez Galdós theater , his house-museum, the Alameda de Colón , the Plaza Cairasco , and the Plaza de las Ranas. During the tour, you will not only learn about the history and evolution of these old neighborhoods, but I will tell you anecdotes, urban legends and aspects of the local population.
Also, I will recommend you great local places to eat or drink ; visits to museums and art galleries. During this tour, I will not only be your guide, but also your friend, and you will be able to take the opportunity to ask any curiosity, doubt or concern that you have; most interesting places on the island to visit and discounts on excursions throughout the island.
Don't think twice and go ahead and make this "old mix" with me! We'll have a great time!

 Important information for the traveler:
 - Reservations one day in advance.
 -If it is the same day, please wait to speak with me to confirm.
 -According to the State's recommendations, it is necessary to wear a mask due to the COVID19 situation.
 -We have a minimum of 4 people for this tour, I ask you to be attentive in case we have to cancel!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In the square of San Antonio Abad, next to the entrance of the Colón museum, wearing a light blue shirt.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Thu, 23 Sep 10:00
  • English
    Fri, 24 Sep 10:00
  • English
    Sun, 26 Sep 10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (252)

Alicia 09/17/2021

Teresa 09/17/2021

Santiago 09/17/2021

Muy amable!! Y muy buenas explicaciones!!

María 09/07/2021

Fátima 09/07/2021

Muy recomendable. Nuestro guía, Josemaría, nos explicó todo muy bien e hizo la visita muy amena.

4.9(252) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.9(252) Ratings