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Las Palmas: 1-Hour Vegueta Old Town Walking Tour

Product ID: 36350
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Discover the historical old town of Las Palmas (the first Castilian city in the Atlantic Ocean) on a tour of the Vegueta district. Wander the cobblestone streets of Triana, see the Guiniguada Theater, pass noble houses with decorative balconies, and more.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the original Castilian city in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Walk the cobblestone streets of Las Palmas's Vegueta and Triana districts
  • Gain more information about Christopher Columbus (optional)
  • Admire the Cathedral of Santa Ana
  • See the decorative houses of the old Canarian nobility
  • Learn about the links between Las Palmas and the discovery of America
Full description
Explore the old town district of Vegueta in Las Palmas to learn about a historical settlement founded in 1478 by Castilian troops.

Set off from Plaza de las Ranas to discover the Old Quarter’s links to Atlantic maritime navigation. Currently under submission for UNESCO World Heritage status, the areas of Vegueta and Triana include many beautiful sights, including the historic Guiniguada Theater, a former movie theater that recently underwent a restoration project.

Walk down cobblestone streets, passing close to the Cathedral of Santa Ana, one of the most important monuments of Canarian architecture. Behind the cathedral lies the Plaza del Pilar Neuvo, a former gathering place for local women to collect water from the central well.

Admire the balconies of traditional houses of the nobility en route to Plaza de San Antonio Abad. Here, you will get access to the Casa Museo de Colón (optional for €4), dedicated to the history of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the American continent by Europeans.
Includes
  • Tickets for Columbus House Museum (optional)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Transportation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Plaza de las Ranas, Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza, 3, 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking or sport shoes, as the streets of Vegueta are very stony
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Trip Gran Canaria

Product ID: 36350