Social Program

Excursion in Gran Canaria

  • Sunday, 15 September 2024, 9:30–18:00
  • Duration: 8.5 hours (estimation)
  • Meeting point: ExpoMeloneras, Main entrance
  • Price: 60 € / person
  • Accessibility: Accessible transport must be organized individually. Some areas may not be fully accessible (due to dirt, gravel and cobblestone). At Hacienda la Rekompensa (Banana Museum) only a central area is accessible (including WC).


  • 09:30 – Departure from the meeting point at ExpoMeloneras (Main entrance).
  • 10:30 – Visiting the beautiful historic quarter of Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island’s capital city, founded in 1478. Guided tour through the streets of the first overseas city of the Spanish Empire, from where Christopher Columbus set off on his voyages to the New World.
  • 12:30 – Departure to Gáldar, the ancient capital of Gran Canaria.
  • 13:15 – Walk through the historic centre of Gáldar: the “Iglesia Matriz de Santiago de Los Caballeros” with final destination of the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria (Main Gáldar Church, Way of St. James), and visiting the Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park, to learn about the aboriginal culture of the first inhabitants of the island: The Canary people.
  • 14:45 – Departure to the Hacienda la Rekompensa.
  • 15:15 – Visit of the Hacienda la Rekompensa Banana Museum, Workshop of Canarian handicrafts made from banana plant fibres and tasting of typical products accompanied by a local folklore group.
  • 17:00 – Departure back to ExpoMeloneras.
  • 18:00 – Arrival at ExpoMeloneras (Main entrance).

Please note that the program is subject to change!

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Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Pedro Martín Holgado
CNA-US (Spain)
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Juan Borja Verdejo Fernández
INTA (Spain)