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Piramides de Guimar

Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 51 45 10
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Not pyramids but still worth visit

We paid for full experience. Definitely worth getting audio guide. Site large than think so ensure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meme R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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At first thought it expensive but found it worth it in the end

We went to see the pyramids and ended up with a history lesson about Tenerife and the role it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PeteA57
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank Meme R
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had an interesting visit, worth your while if you rent a car, as they aren't very advertised as an excursion. You have 3 options for tickets at the entrance, we went for the basic and didn't regret it (the extra included a small poisonous...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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. Since we have excursions with almost all tour operators of the island, it would be...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We were a bit sceptic at first because of some bad TripAdvisor rewiues but ended up loving it! We took the premium tickets and the audio guide is a must in this museum - it is filled with extra information and fun facts and sounds....More

Thank Alex T
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 5 September 2017 via mobile

Full guide; 18 euro's. U Will be here 2-3 hours. The museum is very Nice. It wasn't the piramide we expected, much smaller. But the stories around it and the expositions made it great. If your intrested in old civilizations, history of Tenerife and all...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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....More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum. Well laid out, well preserved. Grab the audio guide and give the museum and site its due. We thought it would be a quick visit and photo, but we stayed 3 hours and regret not having more time. Various ticket...More

Thank Jeff C
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad that you had such a good experience while you visited us, and hope that you come back soon. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow our novelties and news at Twitter,...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I had a great time here, having expected to be there for an hour, we were there for 3 hours and could've quite easily spent longer. The museum is well presented and kept our attention, though I don't know if we'd have...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you come back soon. We take note of your criticism, and we'll try to solve it. It is true that sometimes we...More

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