Free Tour Santa Cruz de La Palma

The capital city of Santa Cruz de Palma boasts a blend of colonial, Portuguese, British, and French influences. As a beacon of Palmero pride, the city showcases diverse architectural styles reminiscent of past conquests and the island’s significance during the colonial empire, positioning Santa Cruz as a pivotal cultural, economic, and heritage hub.

What’s included:

  • 2 hours Excursion
  • From our meeting point, we will guide you through the most significant and characteristic sites of the capital, the historical and economic heart of the island.

What’s not included:

  • Tips are optional, and while they are a source of income for our guides, we always urge our clients to not only consider this but also to recognize the dedication, empathy, knowledge, and approachability our guides offer to tourists.

Free Tour Santa Cruz de La Palma Details

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Embark on this guided excursion (with English or Spanish options) led by our official guides, unveiling the old town Santa Cruz de La Palma – one of the most well-preserved and ancient. Our approximately 2-hour tour kicks off at Plaza Vandale, identifiable by our flag.

Highlights of our tour La Palma include:

  • The iconic Typical Balconies, reminiscent of Portuguese influence designed for ventilation and ocean views.
  • Castillo de Santa Catalina, a 17th-century fortress and city gateway, now a recognized Historic Artistic Monument.
  • Barco de la Virgen-Museo Naval, which pays tribute to the Nao Santa María ship and features a plethora of historical artifacts.

Descend to the charming Plazuela de la Cruz del Tercero, a local gathering spot steeped in tradition. Meander through Anselmo Pérez de Brito and Calle O´Daly (Calle Real), stopping at Placeta de Borrero, Real Casino, Plaza Vandale, and more. Discover iconic landmarks such as the El Salvador Church, Palacio Salazar, and the famed Nitrato de Chile sign. Throughout, uncover the Dutch, Irish, and Portuguese influences and the port’s maritime significance, once ranked third globally after Flanders and Huelva since 1493.

Santa Cruz La Palma Canary Islands, a city of merely 17,000 residents, is brimming with historical wonders and surprises. The goal is to introduce you to the beauty of Santa Cruz de La Palma Old Town and make you our ambassadors off the island. You’ll share your memories, inspire others to visit, and more importantly, return to fall in love with the Isla Bonita.

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Recommendations for the Free Tour La Palma Santa Cruz

  • Bring a hat and Water to stay hydrated during warm periods.
  • Please note that parking in the historic center is challenging (parking at El Puente is recommended, or take bus 500, stop at El Mercado).

Important information about the walk:

  • The tour is a circular route, fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and suitable for minors.
  • The tour is circular, and the itinerary may be adjusted to avoid direct sunlight at times. You can join at any point, but we request punctuality at the start.
  • The tour departs with a minimum of 5 people.

Meeting Point:

The banner with the logo will be displayed on the corner of Anselmo Pérez de Brito Street 14 and Plaza Vandale.

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