TOUR NAME: Guided & Walking Tour to the Old Town in Las Palmas Capital
PLACE: Old & Historical Quarter of Vegueta (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
SERVICES DAYS: From Monday to Saturday.
HOURS: Departures from Monday to Saturday at 13: 00h
Regarding to offer the best service to you, please book in advance through our web site or call us, email, etc.
DURATION: aprox. an hour.
LANGUAGES: Spanish & English daily. German and others languagues like Russian, Japanese, Chinese can be available for groups prior booking in advance.
pRICE: 8,00 € adult. Check special prices for congress & incentives groups, schools and also bus transfer from Hotel. Children are FREE (max 13 years old).
INCLUDING: Guided walking tour with an official tour guide as well as little drink like beer or sangria after the walking tour. Optional with surcharge of 4,00 € the entrances to the Cathedral of Santa Ana or Columbus House.
Meeting Point: PLAZA HURTADO DE MENDOZA, well known locally as LA PLAZA DE LAS RANAS (Froggy´s. Square) closet o the Green kiosk of Tourism Information.
DIFFICULTY: Low (accessible also for blind people with Braille book and Wheel chair)
Description:The Vegueta of Santa Ana, was declared national artistic historic April 5, 1973. Real of 3 Palms was founded in 1478 by Juan Rejon Captain of Castille, so the city belongs to the Gothic Quarter.
We will visit the place where exactly just began the conquest of the Canary Islands, in the Plaza of San Antonio Abad and old Portuguese street.
We will also visit, famous Balconies street, where can be admired the first noble houses after the conquest of the island. There also is placed the Plaza of the new Pillar with its fountain dated XVIII just in the rear of the Cathedral. Just turning to the right we will get into the Sacred Art (Religious) Museum as well as the Cathedral of Santa Ana, (optional) with its Gothic interior and its historical contribution.
We will continue down the plaza de Santa Ana, with its monumental buildings emblematic and representative of the society. We conclude in the House of the Governor or Columbus Museum, (entry optional) where we will be ending this historical tour. Christopher Columbus used this island of Gran Canaria in three occasions, 1492 (discovery) 1493 (colonization of America) 1502 (last tour).