GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Las Palmas Historic City (Small Groups of 9 People Max)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Luis
Quality Verified Registered on September 10, 2019

Hello, my name is Luis and I am a geography and history teacher, but I also work as a tour guide. My first time working with tourism was during my ERASMUS in Martinique, showing foreign visitors around town and Fort Saint Louis, a 17th century fortress.

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Tour description

IMPORTANT TIP: TAKE THE TOUR AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR STAY ON THE ISLAND.

As a hiker and big lover of my island, once finished the tour, I am open to answering any questions you may have related to places to visit, eat, snorkel, or whatever. I will recommend many hidden spots and non-touristic sites all around Gran Canaria.

I will tell you some of the many details I know related to our history incluiding some characters related to the city such as Christopher Colombus, Francis Drake, Agatha Christie or Francisco Franco. Of course some explanations about certain elements really important from our local architecture like the Canarian balcony, the traditional patios or some really ancient Gothic Porticos. For those that really like the dark side of history, don't worry, I'm a big fan so I will talk about some horrible events that took part in my city.



On the tour, we cover some of the main spots, such as:

  • Plaza de Santa Ana
  • Las Palmas Cathedral 
  • Hermitage of San Antonio Abad 
  • Calle de los Balcones
  • Plaza de San Agustín
  • A traditional Patio
  • Parish of Santo Domingo
  • Plaza del Espiritu Santo



Limited to a maximum of 9 people, we will visit the most symbolic corners of the historic centre. The main reason for reducing the group size is to provide a friendly and personalized treatment, looking forward to solve any doubts you may have and sharing with you the interesting history of Gran Canaria, including the Pre-Hispanic era.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Sta. Ana, 1, 35001 Las Palmas d...
    Plaza Sta. Ana, 1, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
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    Plaza de Santa Ana: The stairs in front of the Cathedral (Between the 2 set of dog sculptures). I will wear white polo/T-shirt and the official guide accreditation.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santa Ana
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Columbus House
  • 3
    Outside visit
    San Antonio Abad Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Mendizabal Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    San Agustin Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Canarian Museum
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    San Martín Center for Contemporary Culture (Old Hospital)
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Holy Spirit Square

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

193 ratings
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4.96
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4.67
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4.8
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4.96
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4.78
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Roland 31 Mar 2023
Rotterdam

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We had a fun tour with Luis! We saw a lot of interesting places, and Luis told about the history and also had quite some rumors and jokes besides the official stories.
Armando 31 Mar 2023
Lisbon

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Really nice visit in Las Palmas, Luis is a really nice guy and you can notices the effort in give you the best experience do it and you will love it!!!
Niamh 29 Mar 2023

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Luis was a great tour guide. His knowledge of the history of the island was amazing. He is very personable and gave us some fantastic recommendations of places to visit around the island, restaurants.etc
Lee 29 Mar 2023

Great tour! Luis is super knowledgeable and has a dry sense of humour to lighten the mood. He also provided some incredible recommendations!
Alison 24 Mar 2023
Galashiels

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Thank you Luis for great walking tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 9 people.
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.
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