POINT OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL: Santiago de Los Caballeros Square. Gáldar.
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00 a.m
ARRIVAL TIME: 13:30 p.m.
DURATION: 4 hrs y 30 min.
DEPARTURE DAYS: Fridays.
Guided tour with an Offical Tourist Guide.
Visit to the historic centre of Sta. Maria de Guia.
Néstor Álamo Museum admission.
Cenobio de Valeron admission.
Interpretation Centre/ The Cheese House admission and cheese products tasting.
LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.
RECORRIDO: First, we’ll start the tour with a visit to the city of Santa María de Guía to enjoy its historic centre declared in 1982 as National Historical Site, to appreciate its beautiful church built between the S. XVII and S. XIX which preserves many important Lujan Perez´s works of art; La Casa de Los Quintana S. XVI or the birthplace of Nestor Alamo (S. XVII) among other buildings. We may visit some establishments where you can taste the Queso de Guia (cheese) and see the homes of the artisans who make the famous canary knives (handles made of goat horn) and develop a particular way to carve wood.
Then we will drive to La Casa del Queso (Interpretation centre/ Chesse House), epicenter of the cheese production in the northwestern region that offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and tradition around this gastronomic jewel, which is the Queso de Flor, the Media Flor and Queso de Guia. We will know about the origins and characteristics of this traditional activity. Here we can also have the opportunity to learn and participate in the process of making cheese, and you can taste other products like handmade cakes and liquors.
Later, we will continue to visit to the impressive Cenobio de Valerón. This archaeological site consists of about 300 caves carved in the rock, is the most spectacular and largest pre-Hispanic barn in Gran Canaria.
Finally, return back to Gáldar, where if you wish you can visit The Painted Cave or enjoy a good canarian meal in the center of the city.
LUNCH: You can book a full menu through our booking website. We offer a delicious lunch that combines both the Canary Islands and Mediterranean cuisine, it includes:
2 first courses to choose from.
2 main courses to choose from.
11 euros per adult.
7 euros per child under 11 years.
Children under 6 years old: free
Children between 7 and 11 years old: 30% discount from the adult price
Children over 12 years old: pay as an adult
ADVICE: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. It is recommended you have a jacket at hand due to possible temperature and weather changes during the day.