The old town of Vegueta was declared an Historic-Artistic Site in 1973, a jewel you discover with our guides in this pleasant and enjoyable one-hour walking tour
Vegueta was the founding core of the city. The place where in 1478 the conqueror Juan Rejón and his troops set up the first military camp which he called the Real de las Palmas, a name taken from the palm trees existing in the place, giving afterwards his name to the city. It was also the first Spanish location in the Atlantic area and the place from where the Crown of Castile started the Conquest of the Canary Islands.
Vegueta owes its name to the word “vega” which means fertile valley, a wetland area existing around the military camp and since that time, would be the political, religious, and administrative center of the island.
The guided walk will take us along Calle de los Balcones, Plaza de San Martín, and Plaza de Pilar Nuevo, the Portuguese old street with the Hospital San Martín of the 15th century.
Across winding alleys to admire the first noble houses built after the conquest, we will arrive at the Plaza de Santa Ana, a monumental group of emblematic and representative historical buildings, finishing our visit at the Casa de los Gobernadores called as well, Museo Casa Colón
Know before you book…
This activity doesn’t have a pick-up service included, you must go on your own to our meeting point in Las Palmas:
bus stop guiniguada, calle herrería (Tasca bar La picadita)