Guided tour of the La Canela neighborhood

During your guided visit to Santa Cruz de Palma, which lasts approximately an hour and a half, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the capital’s most traditional and beautiful neighborhood. From the historic hermitages to the charming alleys, you’ll discover places where the ancient trades of artisans and pastry chefs come to life. Moreover, the typical architecture of the houses in downtown Santa Cruz de La Palma, with their characteristic windows and decorative edges, will provide you with a deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of Santa Cruz de La Palma’s neighborhoods.


  • 1h 30m Hour Excursion
  • Tour with a qualified guide

No included:

  • Food and drink
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Explore the La Canela neighborhood during your visit to Santa Cruz de Palma: A unique charm

santo domingo square santa cruz de la palma

Discover the origins of the capital’s history on a guided tour of the capital, focusing your exploration on the emblematic San Sebastián neighborhood, also known as La Canela since the early 20th century. This picturesque corner is located in the heart of Santa Cruz de la Palma’s downtown, evolving around the historic Camino Real that linked the city with the Aridane Valley and the Port of Tazacorte, marking one of the main attractions in the city.

barrio la canela

This essential route not only promoted trade exchange but also allowed the rise of traditional crafts in the neighborhoods of Santa Cruz de La Palma, preserving activities such as mask making and artisan carpentry to this day, serving as meeting points and tradition within the local community.

The name “Barrio de La Canelapays tribute to the past pastry chefs, whose cinnamon-based recipes defined the island’s sweet cuisine, with specialties like almond cheese, bienmesabe, and rapaduras. These sweets, known worldwide for their exceptional flavor, add another reason to visit Santa Cruz de La Palma, bringing a distinctive aroma to the neighborhood’s streets and reinforcing its identity.

la palma santa cruz barrio san sebastian

Recommendations for the tour:

  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Important information about the walk:

  • The tour is also suitable for people in wheelchairs, but note that it is quite uneven.
  • The tour can be conducted in multiple languages: Spanish, German, and English.

Meeting point:

The meeting point for the tour is at the tourist information office. We will place the flag spot right outside the office, and the tour guide will be there.

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