Free tour of the historic center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A nomadic city, a global city.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on January 25, 2024

Hello! I am Paco, official tourism guide of the Canary Islands, I live on the island of Gran Canaria and I have been dedicated to the interpretation of heritage for thirty years. I continue to be excited to share stories that always find common paths, with the people who live or visit this land, and enjoy experiences that enrich us mutually in a warm, close environment, and that connects us in a positive way with the landscape and the people we live in. around us.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The tour is a pedestrian tour of the historic center of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We will visit the old district that includes the neighborhoods of Vegueta and Triana, in an immersive experience in this provincial capital of the Atlantic archipelago.
The Canary Islands have been a center of international communications in various phases of history, and our city has played a crucial role in numerous important moments that make us better understand how the world we inhabit has been connected at a global level for more than half a millennium.
We look for those periods and common places with the people who participate in the route to understand a little better how the local is linked to the global; how the texts that have helped us understand our past are just a pretext to meet, know and relate to each other better; and place these stories in a necessary context to know that we are part of that great family that is the human community, interconnected from the very origins some hundreds of thousands of years ago.
We begin in the heart of the city, in the Plaza de Santa Ana where some curious dogs will tell us about the origin of the islands and the first living beings that populated them. Then came human beings, who like the city itself, are nomads in continuous expansion, and that is what the buildings will tell us about.
Dare to discover what pieces of history we people are made of! The city is another companion that tells us about its life.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Sta. Ana, 35001 Las Palmas de G...
    Plaza Sta. Ana, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
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    I will be next to the main entrance door of St. Anne's Cathedral, facing the plaza, wearing a Guruwalk t-shirt.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza San Antonio Abad
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de San Agustín
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Espíritu Santo
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Cairasco

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

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Carrin 21 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Eh llegamos al punto de encuentro siete minutos antes de la hora establecida... a las 18.00. Esperamos hasta las 18:30 mandamos múltiples correos electrónicos alFrancisco Luis pero no se dignó siquiera contestarnos. Este señor no merece la pena que esté en gurú walk. La puntuación más baja me parece mucho
Leanna 25 Apr 2024
Los Angeles

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
I arrived early. Waited. Francisco did not show up.
Claudio 19 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Nos canceló 24 :00 hs antes y nos nos dio tiempo a buscar otro
Philip 19 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Well informed.
Jorge Guillermo 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
lamento haberlos referenciado a 3 parejas que si hicieron el tour
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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
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.