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GuruWalk Original
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The History of Las Palmas (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

TOUR FOCUSED ON HISTORY


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:


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



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:
    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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    Plaza de San Antonio Abad: In front of the door of that little Church known as Ermita de San Antonio Abad (It is next to a museum Called Casa de Colón). I will wear white polo/T-shirt and the official guide accreditation + a folder with historical pictures.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    San Antonio Abad Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Columbus House
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mendizabal Street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    San Agustin Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Canarian Museum
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Holy Spirit Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santa Ana
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santo Domingo

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

(560 ratings)
4.93
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Professionalism
4.95
Fun
4.74
Expression
4.9
Quality
4.94
Route
4.84
Nicholas 11 Jul 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Luis gave the 3 of us a wonderful guided tour. His choice of route was informed and well thought out. He was knowledgeable about the old city and the Canary islands generally and very open to very specific and more general questions. His English was excellent, clear and well modulated. I would absolutely recommend a 2 hour guided tour with Luis.
Olga 11 Jul 2024
Hamelin

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Luis is an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide and the tour in Las Palmas was really exciting and informative. Luis provided us with lots of useful tips about places to visit, local cuisine etc. We'd definitely visit the city again 😀
Joaquim 07 Jul 2024
Luanda

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
An interesting tour around history and main landmarks of historical part of Las Palmas
Stefan 05 Jul 2024
Österreich

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Was an awesome & Informative Tour! Highly recommended :)
Elín 01 Jul 2024
Bolungarvik

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Very good. I enjoyed this, and then he sent me information after the walk that were very useful for me.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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