- Led by a local guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Free drinks included
- Free snacks included
Learn about the maritime town in its 15th-century heyday when Vegueta was considered as an ideal stop-off point to break up Atlantic voyages. The enigmatic Columbus made three significant visits to Vegueta and the much-revered explorer’s legacy is apparent around town.
Besides the area’s maritime history, Vegueta boasts architectural delights galore and your guide will introduce you to its highlights. Stroll through Plaza de Santa Ana to see the Gothic Catedral de Santa Ana, and visit Plaza de San Antonio Abad, a street where the first conquest of the Canary Islands is said to have taken place.
Amble along the area’s so-called ‘balconies street’ where some of the town’s earliest houses still sit with their picturesque Spanish-style balconies, and enjoy a photo stop by the fountain at Plaza del Pilar Nuevo. Other cultural sights that are seen on your tour include the Museum of Sacred Art and Casa de Colón — the museum dedicated to Christopher Columbus. Entrance isn't included, but your guide will explain about their collections from outside each building.
From Casa de Colón, walk with your guide to one of Vegueta’s traditional restaurants to enjoy three plates of the local tapas. The small plates of Canarian snacks that are served vary each time, but typically you can expect dishes such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes with salt and mojos sauce), local cheese and pata de cerdo (succulent roast pork with a crispy skin). Wash down the tasty morsels with a drink of your choice, and then finish with a shot of the local honey rum.
You can either finish your tour inside the tapas bar, where you can stay and enjoy more food and drink at your own expense, or return to the original meeting point.
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Vegueta Walking Tour Including Canarian Tapas
- Local guide
- 3 plates of tapas
- 1 drink
- 1 shot of honey rum
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: stasha.razack, February 2016
good way to get acquainted w/ the city