Private tour

Las Palmas: Vegueta Old Town Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Las Palmas: Vegueta Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Trip Gran Canaria
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From US$ 7.40 per group up to 1

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.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

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
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)
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near bus stop Guiniguada, close to tasca la picadita

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The streets of Vegueta are very stony so appropriate footwear is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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May 4, 2022

Maria was a great guide and gave us lot of information about Vegueta. Really enjoyed the walk

April 22, 2022

It was lovely walking tour around the old town with our informative guide.

March 31, 2022

Product ID: 36350