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Las Palmas Old Town Walking Tour and Columbus Museum

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a guided walk along the narrow, winding streets of the Vegueta quarter
  • See the centuries-old houses of the Canary nobility
  • Learn about the significance of Christopher Columbus for the region
Overview
Explore the fascinating Vegueta quarter of Las Palmas on this 1-hour walking tour. Your guide will show you the top attractions of the old town, and tell you about Christopher Columbus's activities here. A visit to the Columbus Museum is optional.
What to Expect
Gran Canaria’s Vegueta quarter is an important part of the city’s history, as you’ll learn on this 1-hour guided walk. The quarter dates to the 15th century, and is where the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded.

In the 1970s the quarter was declared an area of historic and artistic interest. Your guide will show you the starting point of the conquest of the Canary Islands, the Plaza San Antonio Abad, and many more fascinating sites.

Take a walk down the narrow, winding streets, and see the oldest houses in the history of the Canarian nobility. Continue along Calle de los Balcones to the Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, where you can make an optional visit to the Santa Ana Cathedral to admire its Gothic interior. Admire also the architecture of the buildings around Santa Ana Square.

The last stop on the tour will be the Museo Colon or Casa de los Gobernadores (optional visit), to see the impressive structure and to learn about the history of Christopher Columbus, who stopped here on 3 of his trips to America.
What's Included
  • Guided walking tour
  • Children up to 12 years join free (if accompanied by 2 adults)
What's Not Included
  • Admission to the museums
Meeting Point

Plaza de Hurtado Mendoza (Plaza de las Ranas), next to the water fountain (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen and water. In the winter months be sure to wear warm clothing

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