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Piramides de Guimar

Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 51 45 10
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Nice place to visit but a little expensive for a full access. Very intresting movie about Thor... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
M4RT1N2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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We visited as we live on Tenerife and wanted to get some idea what these pyramids were all about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tenerife99
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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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The Ethnographic Park “Pirámides de Güímar” is a 64.000 m2 site of great cultural value, which comprises six stepped pyramids that have been studied by archaeologists around the world, led by the famous Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl.The park includes the Casa Chacona Museum, which shows the results of the investigations carried out in the pyramid complex, its astronomical alignment with the sun during the summer and winter solstices, and one of the largest photographic collections of stepped pyramids in the world. Visitors can also visit the Auditorium, showing a documentary about the pyramids and the research of Dr. Heyerdahl, the Expeditions room, with information and reproductions of the boats used by Heyerdahl in his transoceanic voyages, and a large-scale reproduction of the Ra II; and a leisure area with cafeteria, souvenir shop and playroom. Three outdoor routes can also be discovered along the more than 20.000 m2 of endemic Canarian gardens: the Botanical Route, the Exportation Products Route and the Cultural Route, which offers information on many aspects of culture, history and ethnography of the Canary Islands.Furthermore, two new exhibitions have been inaugurated recently. On one hand, the Ethnographic Park is housing the exhibition “Rapa Nui. Polynesia: Extreme Survival”, developed by the ‘Mata Ki Te Rangi’ Foundation of Easter Island. The exhibit aims to raise awareness of one of the most extraordinary societies in the world and the achievements of this statue-building Polynesian society. The latest novelty at the Park is the Secret Garden, a 1500 m2 garden specialised on poisonous plants, comprising a selection of over 70 plant species that have toxic or dangerous properties. This ‘live exhibit’, unique in the Canary Islands, reviews the exciting history of poisons, and presents stories of some of the most notorious poisoners and deadly venoms of all times.
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Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to visit but a little expensive for a full access. Very intresting movie about Thor Hiyadal in the auditorium. Probably more intresting than the piramides. On site cafe is preety good and reasonably priced.

Thank M4RT1N2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as we live on Tenerife and wanted to get some idea what these pyramids were all about, and the Thor Hiyadal link with reed boats. We took the full price entrance (less residents discount) which included the audio guide which definitely added to...More

Thank Tenerife99
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A very recommended visit. Plenty of interesting information and a lot to see. Buy the full price ticket and enter all the things this place offers.

Thank Judith163
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We came here almost by accident and did not have time to go around the whole thing but did stop for a coffee etc. fascinating place and next time we come to Tenerife we will make sure we have a full day here.

Thank Nita S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We bought the pyramid only ticket for 8 euros ish but it allowed access to most things. The audio guide which is 3 eur extra was worth it though. For obvious reasons, you can't climb on the pyramids much to my 4 year old disappointment...More

Thank Tulip13
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Okay to visit if you are passing but don't make a special visit as it's not worth it. The Pyramids were a bit underwhelming really. For the price it costs I was hoping for more.

Thank martinstev
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Couldn't recommend this enough, fantastic museum with loads and loads to see beautiful gardens with an incredible back drop of huge mountains, it is perhaps a little expensive but for the size and overall quality I think it's worth it, we had the top ticket...More

1  Thank tomb5607
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Interesting if you like piramides. The most import: a huge collection of photo's about piramides all over the world. Nice walls of the "real" piramides of Guimar. And the story of Thor Heyerdahl (with a copy of his Ra). Rather expensive: more than 10 euo...More

1  Thank GeDa_12
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Half a day should be fine for this visit as the area that the Pyramids are housed in is quite compact. There is no outdoor cover that I can remember, so take a hat if intending to eat outside. You will possibly be disappointed if...More

Thank MrsMRR
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great place with exciting history. Thor Heyerdhal studied the piramides and made this museum about his theory that people travelled by boat between south africa and south america as well as the pacific islands and south america years before Columbus reached America. Very interesting. Multiple...More

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Tripper192
I had wanted to know if there was an excursion going to this site or a local bus service from Plays del a Americas?
17 January 2016|
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Response from James D |
You can do either. You can get the Titsa bus timetable via Google. If you look on Google earth you can view the location of bus stops. The attraction is located at the top of town which is up a steep slope. The attraction... More
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jessieWestYorkshire
Is it possible to book on line before we get there.
13 February 2015|
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Response from AliciaPdG | Property representative |
You can buy your tickets on line. Check out our website.
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jessieWestYorkshire
Can I book on line before we go
13 February 2015|
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Response from AliciaPdG | Property representative |
Yes, you can buy your tickets on line. Check out our website!!
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