Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.
|Languages||Spanish - English|
|Number of participants||Minimum 1 person - Maximum 18 people|
What the experience includes
The Historic Center of Vegueta was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1973, a jewel that you will meet with our guides on this pleasant and enjoyable one-hour walking route.
Vegueta was the founding nucleus of the city, the place where in 1478 the troops of the conqueror Juan Rejón erected the first military camp which he called the Real de las Palmas, a name that it would receive from the palm trees that rose in the place and which gave its name to the city . 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 neighborhood owes its name to the fertile valley, a humid and fertile area that stretched around the military camp and since then would be the center of political, religious and administrative life on the island.
We will walk along Calle de los Balcones, Plaza de San Martín, Plaza de Pilar nuevo, the old Portuguese street with the San Martín Hospital from the 15th century, we will cross winding alleys to admire the first noble houses built after the conquest of the island . We continue with a visit to the Plaza de Santa Ana, a monumental set of emblematic and representative buildings of society, to finish at the House of Governors or the Casa Colón Museum.
Whoever wishes can choose the option that includes the entrance to the Casa Colón Museum or the Cathedral of Santa Ana, our guides will give you a previous informative session of the peculiarities and aspects to take into account about the chosen building, so that you can later understand and find out for yourself. Either option is worth it.
Everything you need to know
- Suitable for all ages and the public, accessible for wheelchairs.
- Children up to 14 years free (always accompanied by an adult).
- The tour runs simultaneously in two languages: English and Spanish.
- Guided walking tour of the Historic Center of Vegueta.
- Entry into the optional visit to the Christopher Columbus Museum or the Cathedral of Santa Ana.
More infoWhat to bring
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also in winter wear warm clothes.
Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 24 Hours or less before the activity.