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Free Tour Mix of old town 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 do this "mix" of the old town with me. We can say that the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has two old towns: 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 (XV century). We will continue our tour advancing through the old streets of Vegueta. In this neighborhood we will see Los Balcones street, the Plaza del Pilar nuevo, the Cathedral of Santa Ana, the Plaza Mayor and the first hospital in the city (San Martín). 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 about its origins and its evolution. We will walk along the main street, 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, Plaza Cairasco, and Plaza de las Ranas. During the tour, you will not only learn about the history and evolution of these old neighborhoods, but I will also tell you anecdotes, urban legends and aspects of the local population. Also, I will recommend 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 can 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 about it anymore and go ahead and do this "old mix" with me! We'll have a great time! Reservations one day in advance. If it's 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 situation of COVID19.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

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

Tour Schedule

  • Thu, 28 Jan
    12:00
  • Sun, 31 Jan
    10:00
  • Thu, 04 Feb
    12:00

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 (51)

Sebastian Geiger about 2 hours

Great tour with a very friendly guide. I definitely recommend it!

Response from Selene
Thank you so much Sebastian! I'm glad to read that! I spent a great time with you! Enjoy!!!
Roman 13 days

This was an amazing, fun and informative walking tour! Selene is so full of knowledge and passion for her home town and island which she transmits with a lot of generosity and many smiles. I had a great time walking round Vegueta and Triana and getting to know more about these super cute and interesting neighborhoods. 100% recommend taking this tour with the charming Selene!

Response from Selene
Thank you so much for your words! It was a fantastic afternoon with you guys! Have much fun and enjoy this beautiful island!
Sergio Ruberte Aranda 13 days

Chica encantadora. Sabe mucho. Ayuda un montón.

Response from Selene
Muchísimas gracias Sergio! Ustedes fueron también encantadores! Un placer conocerles!
Marta Jiménez Tejero 25 days

El tour fue muy completo; más de dos horas de historia, curiosidades y tips que pasaron volando. Selene es encantadora, se nota que sabe de lo que habla y transmite toda la pasión que siente por su trabajo y por su tierra con un tour ameno y divertido. 100% recomendable!

Response from Selene
Muchísimas gracias Marta! Me alegra muchísimo que les gustara el tour! Fue un placer, espero verlos pronto de nuevo!
Tanja 29 days

We had a great time with Selene, she is a nice guide that really knows a lot

Response from Selene
Thank you Tania! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! Greetings!!

4.9(51) 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(51) Ratings