Free Historical Centre Tour of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Where: Around Plaza de España
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Join the Free Historical Centre Tour of Tenerife and discover the electrifying history of an island that became the focus of the New World’s conquest—a tale of pirates and corsairs, of great naval battles and attempts to take over this magnificent haven in the Atlantic, all of which failed.
Unravel the story of the Castilian raid, whereby the Guanche people, the island’s aboriginal inhabitants, were subdued. Explore and bask in the sun while enjoying the tropical and relaxed atmosphere that characterizes the Canary archipelago’s most attractive island. Learn about the only battle that the seemingly invincible Admiral Nelson lost as a result of the islanders’ courage and bravery, when farmers, fishermen, and shepherds left their tools aside and picked up rifles instead in order to defend their homeland. On the Free Historical Centre Tour of Santa Cruz, you’ll stroll through the history of this vibrant city, which played a major role in the Colonial era. Uncover the stages of its urban development, its legendary naval battles, its influence in commerce, making your journey through time up to present-day, seeing how Tenerife has become an important hub which perfectly combines its rich history with innovation and modernism. You will be captivated by this magnificent island that thrived at the foothills of the Teide volcano!
Plaza de España
San Juan Castle
Church of La Concepción
García Sanabria Park
San Jorge Church
Plaza del Príncipe
Rambla General Franco
25 de Julio Square
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Santa Cruz de Tenerife lasts around 3 hours.
You will receive the full meeting point details via e-mail after making a reservation.
Yes, it's very important to make a reservation in order to receive the exact meeting point details via e-mail on time. This also helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests, by knowing what the group size will be. It's free, quick, and easy to reserve!
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable you can book for a maximum of 9 people or less per reservation, per departure.
All tours are free. That means that at the end of the experience, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish, according to your enjoyment and possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high guest satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can join regardless of their budget.