Secrets of Vegueta Gothic Quarter

Meeting point: Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España

Features

  • Activity duration: 60 minutes
  • Available languages: Español/English
  • Activity for people with reduced mobility
  • Guided visit included

Description

This tour will take you to Vegueta, a Gothic quarter which was during the 15th century the center of the political, religious and administrative life of Gran Canaria. You can visit San Antonio Abad Square, the place where the conquest of the Canary Islands began, San Martín Hospital, Santa Ana Cathedral and the most prominent buildings of Santa Ana Square. The tour ends at Colombus´ Museum also known as Governors´ House.

This tour is held in English and in Spanish consecutively.

Meeting point in Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza at 13:00.

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria old town life goes through narrow streets. Vegueta, a fifteenth century Gothic neighbourhood, was the place where the Castilian conqueror Juan Rejón founded the Fort of Las Palmas in 1478. It was the centre of the political, religious and administrative life of the island. Here you can visit San Antonio Abad Square, the place where the conquest of the Canary Islands began; San Martín Hospital, built in 1481; Santa Ana Cathedral, whose construction began around the year 1497 under the mandate of the Catholics Monarchs and Santa Ana Square, flanked by the most prominent, symbolic and important buildings of the Canary Islands.

The tour ends at Colombus´ Museum, also known as Governors´ House. When contemplating its façade, you will learn about the history of this building and inside you can discover more about the Genoese navigator Christopher Colombus, who ended up on the island on three occasions before sailing towards the New World.

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