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2 hours

Age 0+

Max. 20 pax

What will you discover on this tour?

  • Importance of the sea in the history of the city.
  • Portuguese, Dutch, Irish influence...
  • Different conquests and invasions throughout its history.
  • The famous Balcones (Lusitanian style) and their characteristics.
  • First democratic City Council elected in Spain by universal suffrage.
  • The manor houses Historical heritage (rich artistic heritage of renaissance, baroque and period styles with its central courtyards.
  • Poster Nitrate of Chile and old Post Office.
  • Elevator of La Luz as a panoramic viewpoint and meeting point between the lower part and the first population center of the capital (El Barrio de la Canela).

Free Tour Description

In this interesting daytime Free Tour, we will get to know the historic center of the capital in a circular tour of about 2 hours.

From one of the most visited squares of the island, the only one with a monument to Los Divinos in Spain, Plaza Van Dale.

We will go in 1st place to the most famous balconies of the Canary Islands. We will continue our visit to El Castillete, maximum representation of the fortress that the islanders opposed to the conquerors. After that, we will pass by the Naval Museum of S / C de La Palma, we will know first hand the importance of the sea and shipbuilding on the island of La Palma in addition to having one of the 3 most important ports of the continent, we will know its builders, sailors, collectors of marine parts and shipbuilders who took as reference the Nao Santa Maria under which Columbus discovered America having in the Museum a lot of pieces and documents such as correspondence of the time, appointment of officers and the delegation of the Court of the Indies of the island).

We continue with the visit to the Monumento al Enano in the Plaza de la Alameda. We will pass in front of the Cruz del 3ro. We will go down the 2nd most commercial street of S/C de La Palma, the C/ Anselmo Pérez de Brito, admiring the houses with Caribbean airs and remains of other fortresses in the small alleys that divide the streets.

We will go down to the main street, C/ Real or C/ O`Daly in memory of one of the illustrious Irish visitors who came and lived on the island. We will enter the Church of El Salvador, cradle of the many Flemish tapestries of the XVI century. In front of this church, we will visit the atrium and main staircase with coffered ceiling of the City Hall of the capital, 1st City Hall constituted in a democratic way and by suffrage in Spain, besides being one of the first 3 places in Spain where electricity arrived. We will continue down the Calle Real and enter the Casa Cabrera and its monumental courtyard before entering another of the family palaces of the island, the Palacio de Salazar. Finally, we will go down to the old Post Office with the characteristic and much photographed ceramic mural of Nitrate of Chile. We will finish at the Ascensor de La Luz, a work of engineering that allows us to climb an incredible slope in this glass and panoramic elevator that connects the historic center with one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods which is the Barrio de la Canela (known for the number of candy shops that were there in ancient times).

Tour

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Los Balcones
  3. St. Catherine's Castle (el Castillete)
  4. Barco de la Virgen, La Alameda and Cruz del Tercero
  5. Anselmo Pérez de Brito Street (Placeta Borrero, Sociedad Naútica, Sociedad La Investigadora...)
  6. O'Daly Street (known as Calle Real): Town Hall, El Salvador Church, Casa Cabrera, City Hall, Salazar Palace...
  7. Chile Nitrate
  8. Old Post Office and Elevator of La Luz

Output

Van Dale Square. 14 Anselmo Perez de Brito St.

Departure Time

Saturdays 10:30 a.m.

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Including

Accredited official guide
Pets allowed
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Not Included

Reservations for more than 6 people are not accepted without payment in advance.

Entrance fees to monuments.

Transfers (optional)

Nothing not specified in the "included" section.

Map

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