Tenerife

Free Walking Tours Tenerife

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The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

Which are the Best Free Tours in Tenerife?

Tenerife is the financial, educational and historical heart of the Canarian Archipelago. Come visit this wonderful island with lovely cities and villages that you can explore by foot.

You’ll be amazed by wonderful golden beaches, stunning natural landscapes of untouched beauty, and interesting museums.  Additionally, the history of Tenerife is riddled with highly significant and fascinating events: battles, migrations, volcanic eruptions…

These are some of the highlights of a Free Tour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island:

  • Take pictures in front of the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception, with its beautiful white and yellow facade.
  • Visit Our Lady of Africa Market to learn about the exotic spices, cheeses and fruits that make Canarian cuisine completely unique.
  • Explore the modern architecture of the island in the avant-garde Adan Martin Tenerife Auditorium, a masterpiece by the controversial Santiago Calatrava.

Here are additional suggestions on what to see and do in San Cristobal de La Laguna, the second-most populous city of the island, home to the oldest university in the Canary Archipelago, and a cultural powerhouse of the Atlantic coast:

  • Walk around the colorful Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999 that set the model for many colonial cities in the Americas, such as Old Havana in Cuba and Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.
  • Step into tempting cafés and inviting bars set next to buildings from the 15-17th centuries.
  • See the Neoclassical facade of the early 1900s Cathedral, whose interior is decorated with interesting paintings.
  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and discover the incredible atmosphere around many streets and squares.

Book Free Walking Tours in Tenerife today and explore intriguing neighborhoods, museums, markets, and historical landmarks. Meet a local guide so they can tell you all about this extraordinary place: from oddities to well-known facts, you’ll never get tired of hearing about it. 

More Free Tours Tenerife

On the Free Tours of Tenerife you’ll discover the island’s two most important cities, its former capital La Laguna, and its beautiful current capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You will also learn about the Spanish invasion, the annexation to the Kingdom of Castile, and about the Guanche people—the island’s aboriginal inhabitants. Stories of the epic naval battles between Berber pirates and English corsairs will be revealed, and you’ll be astonished by ghost stories and legends of the island’s most famous character, an “incorrupt nun”. You’ll also learn how the legendary Admiral Nelson not only suffered his sole defeat here, but also lost his arm!

On the Free Tours of Tenerife, you’ll travel through the fascinating history of an island that went from being a lost corner in the Atlantic Ocean to one of the most important ports in Colonial times, vital for America’s conquest and also playing a leading role in commerce. Join these free tours and fall in love with Tenerife!