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Free Tour in the historic center of Las Palmas de GC with official guide

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Nauzet
Quality Verified Registered on March 16, 2022

I am a local certified official Canary Islands tour guide. I am a experienced hiker who knows every curious and hidden corner of the island. Furthermore, I love reading books about the the Canary Islands, that's why I have such a wide knowledge of the nature and history of this peculiar archipelago.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture and ethnography of the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands with information ranging from the Canarian indigenous era, the conquest of the Canary Islands, pirate attacks, the emigration of Canaries to America to the era in which bananas and tomatoes were star export products. An introduction will be made at the beginning about certain Canarian traditions inherited from the indigenous Berber population of the islands.

Information about two illustrious figures linked to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria such as Cairasco de Figueroa and Benito Pérez Galdós will also be discussed, in addition to the mention of many others. On the other hand, we will focus on architectural monuments of the historic center and its architectural styles (traditional Canarian architecture with a Mudejar stylistic base, neo-classicalism, modernism, regionalism, etc.).


Route:

- Mesa de León square
-Plaza de San Antonio Abad
-Plaza de San Agustín and Church of San Agustín
-Plaza del Pilar Nuevo and Casa Colón
-Plaza de Santa Ana with the Cathedral of Santa Ana
-Square of the Holy Spirit
-Plaza de Santo Domingo, Church of Santo Domingo and Order of the Canary Puppy
-Plaza Cairasco de Figueroa, Literary Cabinet and church of San Francisco de Asís
- Exterior of the Benito Pérez Galdós house museum
-Calle Mayor de Triana
- Rodríguez Quegles Palace (if there is time to extend the tour).

I am an experienced hiker who knows many corners of the island and who has visited the eight Canary Islands. Any questions about places to visit, natural attractions, archaeological sites, towns, museums, restaurants or crafts, do not hesitate to ask!

Minimum 2 people and maximum 10 people due to the personal treatment that this tour requires and to resolve doubts.



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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C. Herrería, 10, 35001 Las Palmas de ...
    C. Herrería, 10, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
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    I will be on Calle Herrería, 10, near the entrance of the Guiniguada theater (not to be confused with the Pérez Galdós theater). I will carry a navy blue backpack, I will have a cap on and I will have my tour guide card hanging around my neck and in plain sight.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Herreria Street
  • 2
    Outside visit
    San Antonio Abad Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mendizabal Street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    San Agustin Street
  • 5
    Free admission
    Plaza de San Agustín
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mother Parish of San Agustín
  • 7
    Outside visit
    New Pilar Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Columbus House
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santa Ana
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Holy Spirit Square
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Square
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Hurtado de Mendoza Square
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Island Library of Gran Canaria.
  • 14
    Outside visit
    cairasco square
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Literary Cabinet
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Pérez Galdós House-Museum
  • 17
    Outside visit
    triana street

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

(473 ratings)
4.86
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Professionalism
4.88
Fun
4.7
Expression
4.78
Quality
4.87
Route
4.82
ESTHER 10 Jul 2024
Valladolid

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Nauzet ha sido muy amable y toda la información muy completa e interesante. Combina datos históricos y curiosidades de forma muy amena.
Tina 09 Jul 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Sin duda el mejor guía para conocer Las Palmas. Excepcional
Turia 09 Jul 2024
A Coruña

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Profesional
Susana 04 Jul 2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Estuvo muy ameno
Carolina 01 Jul 2024
Gijón

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Nauzet impresionante. Un paseo x los barrios de Vegueta y Triana muy interesante. Conoces un poco más de la historia de la isla. Se nota q le encanta su trabajo. Lo recomiendo 100%.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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