Guided tour through Vegueta, the historic centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The historic centre of Vegueta was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1973, a jewel that you will discover with the guides on this pleasant and enjoyable one-hour walking tour. Vegueta was the foundational nucleus of the city, the place where in 1478 the troops of the conqueror Juan Rejón erected the first military camp, which he called Real de las Palmas, a name it received from the palm trees that stood on the site and gave the city its name. It was also the first Castilian site in the Atlantic, as well as the place where the Crown of Castile began the Conquest of the Canary Islands. The neighbourhood owes its name to the vega, a humid and fertile area that extended around the military camp and which from then on would be the centre of the political, religious and administrative life of the island.
What we are going to do?
We will take a 1-hour guided walking tour through the streets of Vegueta, the historic centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We will walk along Calle de los Balcones, Plaza de San Martin, Plaza de Pilar Nuevo and the old Portuguese street with the 15th century San Martin Hospital. We will go through winding alleys to admire the first noble houses built after the conquest of the island. We will continue with a visit to the Plaza de Santa Ana, a monumental complex of emblematic buildings representative of Canarian society, to finish at the Casa de los Gobernadores or Casa Colón Museum.
What should I bring?
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.