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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 02, 2020

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Ready to enter the city of Carnival? Squares full of history, architecture from different eras, castles and parishes, dream parks and an inimitable tropical atmosphere await you on our tour.


Santa Cruz de Tenerife has an exciting story to tell you. Its streets, buildings, symbols and traditions will whisper to you the secrets of our Guanche past , linked from the beginning to its fishing port. Territory of conquest, both pirates and admirals tried to take over the city in numerous attacks, failing time and time again.

Sign up for this complete route through the city and soak up everything that Santa Cruz has to offer! We will meet at Parque García Sanabria , the heart of the city and its largest lung.

After seeing the Plaza Weyler , one of the most significant extensions of the term, we will visit Calle Castillo, which is the backbone of the commercial area and where facades of Canarian, Victorian and modernist styles stand out. The Plaza de España crowns this street and shows us the territory that the city has usurped from the sea.

Did you know we have a Masonic Temple ? In reality, it functioned more as an educational and secular center, but it was also used for meetings and rituals of the brotherhood. We will show you the Parish of Nuestra Señora del Pilar and also the Plaza del Príncipe de Asturias , home to many acts of the second most important Carnival in the world.

What are we called? Technically our name is "santacrucero", but the nickname "chicharrero" is so widespread that it is even used to refer to the inhabitants of Tenerife in general. Interestingly, it was the pejorative nickname used by the residents of La Laguna to refer to us, because of our habit of eating chicharros, cheap, low-quality fish. And how could a Monument to Chicharro be missing? We will show it to you along with another key symbol, the Drago, an emblematic plant of the Canary Islands.

There will be time to get to know aspects of the bustling cultural life of Santa Cruz, with buildings as unique as the Museum of Fine Arts or the Guimerá Theatre , the oldest in the Canary Islands. We also have the TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, with its avant-garde study room that attracts a varied student body.

Do you know Santiago Calatrava ? Our Auditorium is his work and has managed to become an icon of our urban landscape. Behind it, the César Manrique Maritime Park is an idyllic place to sunbathe.

Of course, we will also talk about gastronomy and leisure! We will take you to Calle de la Noria , a current recreation area with cocktail bars and restaurants specializing in new cuisine.

But the tour cannot end without highlighting other emblematic buildings in the city, such as the Cabildo de Tenerife , the Iglesia de la Concepción or the remains of our Castillo de San Cristóbal , a powerful defense of the island against attacks from the sea.

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  • Meeting point:
    Calle Dr. Jose Naveiras, 21, 38004 Sa...
    Calle Dr. Jose Naveiras, 21, 38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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    We are waiting for you at the Flower Clock at the entrance of the García Sanabria Park. Remember to look for the ORANGE umbrella, as soon as you arrive at the Park, you will see us right away!

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

115 ratings
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4.78
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4.57
Expression
4.65
Quality
4.62
Route
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Irasema 30 Nov 2022
Córdoba
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Realicé el tour en Tenerife el pasado sábado con David, un chico muy amable natural de la isla que nos organizó una ruta bastante entretenida y amena.
Raphael 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
David was a great host and showed us many interesting places in Santa Cruz alongside with lots of useful information and tips on what to do.
Diana 22 Nov 2022
Augsburg
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Leider war bei den meisten der besuchten Spots sehr viel Lärm (unvorhergesehene Demonstration, Baustellen...), so dass es oft schwer war, den Tour-Guide zu verstehen. Anstatt einen ruhigeren Ort zu suchen, hat er unbeeindruckt weiter geredet. Sprachlich war er gut zu verstehen.
María 19 Nov 2022
Valverde de Llerena
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Perfecto
ISABEL 08 Nov 2022
Valdepeñas
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
David encantador y muy buenas explicaciones
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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
A minimum of 4 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.
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