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Address: Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
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+34 922 51 45 10
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The Ethnographic Park “Pirámides de Güímar” is a 64.000 m2 site of great...

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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Lovely Historic spot

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 as he is obsessed by them. All in all a good 3 hours of culture... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 which grants access to all areas and comes with an audio guide which was also... More 

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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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 pp.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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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 you have been to Egypt and are expecting something outstanding, as they are quite small... More 

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Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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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 methods of media(movies, interactive maps etc). You can walk through the park and you can... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went to Guimar to see the Pyramides as we had heard about them in the guidebooks. This was a fascinating place and the museum was well laid out and the walk around the pyramid area had a lot of descriptive information. We used the audio guide which was quite handy. Took a lot of nice pictures. We did not... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This museum is a full day experience. It has several sections inside, including a video about its founder, and outside sections with information about the island's flora and fauna, history, economy, and so on. We bought the premium tickets, which included visit to poisonous garden and an exhibition dedicated to Polynesia. Feel free to bring your own lunch because the... More 

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