Charming free tour of the historical and cultural center of Las Palmas with an official guide

Duration: 1h and 30min
Guru: Dalila
Quality Verified Registered on April 01, 2022

Hi, I'm Delilah! official guide of the Canary Islands since 2001. I am in love with my island, its history, its culture and its people. I will show you our city, not only through its history, its monuments and its characters, but also through curious anecdotes that will make your visit a very pleasant and entertaining time. What are you waiting for? Let's go!

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Tour description

Hello! Welcome to Las Palmas de Gran CanariaūüėÄūüĆě I am Dalila, your official tourist guide since 2001, which is very important to tell you our story of knowledge, veracity and experience.

Las Palmas de GC is a city with two historic quarters, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries , with beautiful colonial and modernist corners, full of anecdotes about great figures of culture and the street. Come with me to meet him!
Vegueta , declared a National Historic-Artistic Site in 1973 , was the first Castilian settlement in the Atlantic, where the Crown of Castile began the conquest of the Canary Islands in the 15th century , full of stories and beautiful colonial buildings, the result of the efforts of the Catholic Monarchs for having a large city strategically located outside the continental territory
We leave the Plaza de San Antonio Abad , where it all began in 1478, the scene of great exploits, deceit and betrayal. Walking, we will delight ourselves with emblematic and charming places. Among other things we will be able to see the facades of the Columbus Museum, I will tell you about his travels, the first maps and the connection between the Canary Islands and the American continent.
Between stories of colonizers, conquerors, pirates and beautiful and charming squares , we arrive at the Plaza Mayor de Santa Ana with its annexed buildings, which provides a fundamental framework to learn how the city was configured on a political and social level at the end of the 15th century. .
Through the old Stone Bridge we will arrive at the Triana neighborhood, from the 16th century, where we can enjoy the bustle of the main commercial street of the city, linked to commerce since its inception. We stroll through the elegant squares and discover parts of the life of illustrious characters such as D. Benito Pérez Galdós and the theater that bears his name.
We finish the walk in the Vegueta Market , the oldest in the Canary Islands , an ideal place to end the visit with some wines and typical tapas mixed among the people of the country. I can advise you on food, restaurants, shopping, events, leisure and everything you need to enjoy your stay in our city.

Come with me to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a city that will leave you with a good taste in your mouth between stories, architecture, anecdotes and the sensation of a Canarian guide!!
Tour subject to a minimum number of participants

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. San Antonio Abad, 2, 35001 Las Pa...
    Pl. San Antonio Abad, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
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    I will be next to the hermitage of San Antonio Abad with an orange scarf

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 ‚ā¨10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sarito 16 Apr 2022

Nos ha encantado la experiencia. La guía muy preparada. Muy buena información
Francisco 07 Apr 2022

Guía muy profesional. Cuenta la historia que te hace trasladarte en el tiempo. Tiene muchos conocimientos. El tour muy ameno, y agradable.
M Victoria 06 Apr 2022

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022
¡Me encantó el tour! La guía nos llevó por calles antiguas y nos habló de historia y de los edificios emblemáticos, explicándolo todo con gran lujo de detalles. Yo, que soy una gran aficionada a la Historia del Arte y la Arquitectura, disfruté mucho. La guía me pareció muy correcta y muy cercana, contestando a todas las preguntas que le hacíamos. ¡La recomendaré a todos!
Milagros 06 Apr 2022

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Travelled alone - Apr 2022
Me ha encantado, la guia Dalila muy buena profesional, super agradable, simpática, se hace muy ameno y divertido el tour,lo recomiendo, se lo comentaré a mis amigos, gracias.
Noelia 06 Apr 2022

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Travelled alone - Apr 2022
Me encant√≥ principalmente la historia de Vegueta, esta parte de la ciudad con tanto encanto a√Īadi√©ndo el √©nfasis y la claridad con la que la gu√≠a explicaba con todo lujo de detalles cada parte de la misma, fue genial porque te atrapa y estuve super atenta de no perderme ni una frase porque fue como haberte trasladado a aquellos tiempos. Se me hizo s√ļper corto y te quedas con ganas de m√°s. As√≠ que espero poder repetir muy pronto. Muchas gracias Dalila ūüėÉūüĎŹ, por trasladarnos tu pasi√≥n y ser tan detallista en tus relatos. Deseando repetir!!!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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