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Piramides de Guimar

Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 51 45 10
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Visited here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We took the premium tour which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Louise D
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Wexford, Ireland
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Do spend some time in this area of interest and calm.

Pyramids or not, this is an interesting place to wander around in and look at plants and reflect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OsloScot
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Oslo, Norway
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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We took the premium tour which included entry to all the sections of the park. It was well laid out, informative and interesting. The gardens we're spectacular and the poison garden was a learning experience. Learned a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pyramids or not, this is an interesting place to wander around in and look at plants and reflect over just how much effort it must have taken to move all these stones!! The plants were not at their best, the time of year was against...More

Thank OsloScot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have said, they are not really pyramids but very interesting anyway. Our guide was very informative and interesting. There are gardens to walk around in and also a short film as well. Well worth the visit because isn’t that why you go on...More

Thank kmmgem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really wonderful afternoon here in this beautiful and magical place. The otherworldly pyramids were stunning and looked much better than in the photos we saw on Tripadvisor. There a gorgeous cacti , desert plants and also lotus flowers and a water garden....More

Thank Chloe O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped to see the pyramids and found the entire self guided walking tour to be informative. It was particularly interesting to see the way the boats to cross the ocean were constructed and how the continents were linked by the brave men who endured...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We paid for full experience. Definitely worth getting audio guide. Site large than think so ensure have sun cream hat and water when walking around. Very interesting and worth a visit

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you come again very soon. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow our novelties and news at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to see the pyramids and ended up with a history lesson about Tenerife and the role it played in the opening up of the world! At 18 euros per person we thought initially that it was a bit pricey but soon changed our...More

Thank PeteA57
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. Your words encourage us to continue working in the same line, and hope that you come again very soon. Meanwhile, remember that you...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

So there’s “pyramids” or as I would call them stone steps Built many hundreds of years ago by sun worshipers. There’s a poison plant garden full of interesting facts about the different plants of Canary Islands There’s a very factual section all about Easter Island...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you come again very soon. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow our novelties and news at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you love ancient history/mystery then this is worth a visit. There is the pyramid complex containing the remains of 6 separate pyramids, a museum, a 15 min film and two speciality areas, poison plants and an exhibition on Easter Island, the latter two are...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. We were surprised to read that you did not find any excursion organized by a tour operator, since we worked with most of...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

With all our travels we do visited cultural sites or museums. The Piramides de Guimar is in our view overrated. There are three things that make the visit a bit disturbing. Thor Heyerdahl for sure has done some great things and his quest in finding...More

Thank inetbas
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit, although it is a shame that you found it too expensive, since we try to keep a balance between the maintenance costs and...More

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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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