No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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The History of Las Palmas (Small Groups of 9 People Max)
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.
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:
- 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.
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
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.
1Outside visitPlaza de Santa Ana
2Outside visitColumbus House
3Outside visitSan Antonio Abad Square
4Outside visitMendizabal Street
5Outside visitSan Agustin Square
6Outside visitCanarian Museum
7Outside visitSanto Domingo Square
8Outside visitSan Martín Center for Contemporary Culture (Old Hospital)
9Outside visitHoly 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).