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Address: Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number: +34 922 51 45 10
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Description: 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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Thor connected island cultures all over the world

Very interesting to learn how Thor Heyerdahl, the famous Norwegian anthropologist and founder of this museum site, proved that early island and coastal cultures were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

My advice, do not go here. If you don't, you are not missing anything spectacular. If you do go, don't take the long tour for 18 euro. We payed 11 euro pp and that was already overpriced. About the Piramides, they are just some bricks that are stapled. They tried to make a pretty park around it, but it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very interesting to learn how Thor Heyerdahl, the famous Norwegian anthropologist and founder of this museum site, proved that early island and coastal cultures were interconnected. Like the Egyptians the guanches, the pre-Spanish polulation, were amazingly able to build these constructions in the right position relative to the sun and celestial bodies. Much information is given on this old culture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Nit sure what to make of this, is it really old or something that is only like 200 years old... I can go both ways on it. It's a nice bay trip and you learn about the local history. Question will remain is this part of the old piramide making of the old earth or not.. you make up your... More 

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Alicia B, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are really glad that you are questioning about the age of the pyramids, since this is one of our targets. Are the "only" 200 years old, or are the even older?? We don't have an answer for that yet, but like our visitors to be curious about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As well as the pyramid structures which are impressive in European terms, there is a comprehensive exhibition about ancient civilisations centred around pyramids, early expeditions to the west (Columbus etc), Thor Heyerdahl's exploits, History of the Canaries and Easter Island. There are some impressive plants dotted around. We paid extra (I think) for the Poison Garden but thats not too... More 

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Alicia B, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, although your time in our Poison Garden was not that positive, very sorry about that!! We will continue improving our exhibitions, hoping that you have a better impression next time you are in Güímar. Meanwhile, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went for whole package as we'd travelled specifically by car to see them. The piramides and the Thor Heyerdall stuff was fascinating. I'd forgotten about his novel sea journeys and his work connecting pyramid structures around the world to extra terrestrial influences.though the latter do n t feature in displays. The poison garden and easter island stuff was less... More 

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Alicia B, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, although we are a bit puzzled about your connecction of Thor Heyerdahl and extra terrestial theories, since we had never heard about that, not even from Mr. Heyerdahl himself, while we worked with him during the last ten years of his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We spent a pleasant couple of hours exploring the gardens, watching the films and reading about Thor Heyerdahl's life and work. As we have visited a similar museum in Oslo and can remember the reed boat in the early 50's - it was a great day out. All well presented and maintained. Recommended (not sure about the validity of the... More 

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Alicia B, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

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 us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Alicia Barroso Operational Manager Pirámides de Güímar More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

i visited as I was attracted by the pyramids as I was somewhat sceptical of pyramids on Tenerife. I was pleasantly surprised by the pyramid exhibits but mainly by the garden and the location with the backdrop of green mountains with a snow capping. The area was peaceful and easy to access with information in multi languages. Definitely a place... More 

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Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad to read that you were surprised during your visit and hope that you come again very soon. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Regards, Alicia Barroso Pirámides de Güímar More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hotch-potch of historical and anthropological information centred on life and work of Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl. His theories of pre-Columbian contact between the old and new world directed his attention to the pyramids here but remain at the fringe of the mainstream. The pyramids themselves are fairly underwhelming and little more than a (200 year old) curiosity, but Thor Heyerdahl's adventures... More 

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Alicia B, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinon about our Ethnographic Park. We will continue working to improve our exhibitions and hope that you come to visit us again next time you are in Güímar. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alicia Barroso Operational Manager Pirámides de Güímar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was a last minute decision to head here and it was well worth it , Only interested in the pyramids so I only Got the basic ticket for the day. We had a Lovely walk around taking photos of the pyramids and the we spent a bit of money in the gift shop which stocks a lot of great... More 

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about our Ethnographic Park, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and do hope that next time you take some time to visit our exhibition about Easter Island and the Poison Garden. We are sure we will be able to surprise you. Meanwhile, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and... More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really great place if a little expensive to visit. We paid extra to visit all the extra exhibits here and this was worth it. We especially loved the poison garden, really interesting facts and history associated with it! We made use of the portable audio guide which really added superb depth to the visit so we encourage use of this... More 

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about Pirámides de Güímar. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were also sorprised by our poison garden. We hope to see you back again in Güímar very soon. Menwhile, remember that you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alicia Barroso Operational Manager Pirámides de Güímar More 

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