Piramides de Guimar
Piramides de Guimar
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I went here on a coach tour from a Fred. Olsen cruise and wish I had been able to have a longer time visiting the site. Fred. Olsen helped set up the museum with Thor Heyerdahl. I wasn't expecting much but it was a really excellent place to visit. we had a tour guide who gave us an introduction and took us to the poison garden. In the free time I had time to walk round the field of pyramids which was very hot and a long walk, over a kilometre. around the field are examples of local plants. The museum contains Inca statues. There is also a replica of Ra II. Definitely worth visiting if you are on the island and make up your own mind about the pyramids.
Written May 1, 2020
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Ilze d
Leeds, UK65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We rented a car and wasted nearly 3 h in this so called museum. We came around 11am and we were told that 12am will be Tropical garden ( Jesus such a waste of time - 5m×5m - maybe less room with plants). Pyramids were ok to see.
Oceania and easter islands....waste of time...just photos on walls and some boats.
Poison garden was the most interesting part.
Dont waste money and time on this
Written March 5, 2020
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eMBieAntwerp
Antwerp, Belgium2,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Passed this site on our way back to the south after visiting La Candelaria.
Well worth a visit, interesthing site and beautiful gardens.
We bought a ticket which included "the poison garden" a must do !
Lot of information about Thor Heyerdahl the Norwegian explorer too.
Good parking space in front of museum and friendly staff.
Written October 9, 2022
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JoannainGermany
Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I would give five stars for the absolutely amazing pyramids, but unfortunately the place is so disorganized it was hard to find information. They had signs with info about bananas and ocean voyages and other random information, but it was hard to find information about the pyramids themselves. I still have no idea when they were built. :-/
Still worth a visit, but just be prepared to spend time trying to figure out what you’re looking at.
Written January 11, 2020
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We are very sorry to read that you didn't fully enjoy your visit. The information about the pyramids and their origin is inside the museum (Casa Chacona). There, you can find information from the University of La Laguna, pictures of all the excavations carried out, as well as a video about their astronomical alignment (confirmed by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands). We will have to work to improve the way all that information is delivered to our visitors, since you were unable to find it. We are very sorry about that. There is plenty of information in our website, and you can also follow us at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find out about our novelties.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jay B
London11 contributions
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Feb 2013 • Solo
I was very excited to visit these having a fascination with pyramids, and once I got over my mild heart attack when I was told the entrance fee of 17 odd euros I quite enjoyed the site and the exhibitions, and found it very interesting. Unfortunately when I left the site and decided to research further I discovered that they are not ancient at all!! In fact every bit of archaeological research dates them to the 19th century. This is NOT what they tell you at the place AT ALL. They are very biased in the way they present information, completely ignoring the vast evidence that these are not ancient. Basically, it's a scam based on one mans theories, but worse than that, it misinforms people under the premise of an educational site. I thought I had learnt something valuable from this place, all I have learnt is research before you go anywhere not after.......Oh and I'll be trying to get my money back from these people too......
Written February 20, 2013
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Dear Sir/Madam, We are very sorry that your opinion about our Ethnographic Park is so negative. As regards to the presentation of the information, we are sorry you feel it is a biased approach. We ensure not to present a single version, and in fact there are various occasions in which the different theories concerning the origin and purpose of the pyramids are discussed. On one hand, we ensure that the discourse presented by our guides during the guided tours deals with the two main theories about the pyramids; on one hand Heyerdahl’s theory, and on the other the theory developed by archaeologists of the local university. For those visitors who do not take a guided tour, this information is readily available both on the audioguide system (which describes the two different points of view), and also in the museum, in the room exclusively dedicated to the excavation campaigns that have taken place in situ. Both theories receive equal attention and space in this room, and a reference to this area is found in the information booklet presented to our visitors at reception. We will anyway work to improve the way we present this information to our visitors. Thank you, Alicia B.
Written February 26, 2013
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womble5
wimbledon147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ethnographic park north of Guimar is home to the famous pyramids of the same name. The park was developed by Fred Olsen (long time resident of Tenerife) in conjunction with Thor Heyadal the explorer. The park is well kept and has some great architecture. The pyriamids are allegedly the missing link between those in Egypt and those in S America and reflect the work of a mysterious pyramid building culture that spanned the globe in ancient times. Archaeologists don't believe a word of it but its a nicely presented bit of hokum. As you climb up the pyramids and gaze out accross the ocean to the south you might even think that the now deceased Fred and Thor were on to something. Well worth the visit.
Written January 11, 2009
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junemorrison
Edinburgh, UK201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Travelled to Guimar to see this attraction but felt 18 euros was expensive - especially when locals only paid 4 euros. An audio unit was an extra charge.
Thought the links to Egypt and Easter Island were tenuous and decided not to pay the entry as we didn't think we'd get much for the money. Also though they were nothing like the Egyptian pyramids and more like a stone wall or the local way of building steps for cultivation. Information also claimed to have relevance to the two salts ices - I hae ma doubts!
My photos were taken from the restaurant - and think I saved myself the entry money
Written January 5, 2017
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We are sorry that you didn`t decide to enter, as we are sure that we would have surprised you very positively. We would like to clarify the price for locals, which is 14,75€. However, we will continue working to improve our exhibitions, and hope that you take the time to visit us next time you are on the island. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow our novelties and news at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pirámides de Güímar
Written February 3, 2017
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Ver
United Kingdom5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went to Guimar with my boyfriend as we had a rental car to get around and explore the island. We had read about the pyramids in a travel book and thought it was worth a look.
On arrival to Guimar, We found a large car park just down from the centre, which was free and within a few mins walking distance.
At the centre the ticket office offered 3 payment options. We went for the most expensive as you had full access to all areas. This cost 18 euros each.
On entering the museum, its takes you through a series of rooms, which showed pictures of pyramids around the world. Then you get taken outside where there isnt particularly much to see, there are lots of information plaques but they seem to be about random facts which have nothing to do with pyramids. The pyramids were unimpressive and my first comment was "they dont look very old". It wasnt until we returned home and received an email from a family member that we learnt it was built in the 20th century. The info on the pyramids is vague. Although it was nice to walk around the site and have a few silly pictures, i found the extra areas about Polynesian people and a garden of poison plants and flowers. Not really sure what relevance this had to the pyramids.
I thinj this centre was overpriced and not really worth a visit. The town of Guimar is small but pleasant and we stopped for a pizza which only cost 7 euro.
Written March 5, 2020
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Hansi64
Portarlington, Ireland465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a mindblowing exhibition near Güímar. You will learn about the development of the Canaries over the last 3,000 years, pyramids in the whole world and much more. 2 hours well invested.
Written February 3, 2020
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Pirámides de Güímar. Your words encourage us to continue working in this direction. We hope that you visit us again ni the future. Meanwhile, remember that you can follow our novelties at Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Written February 17, 2020
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sueandphil13
Newbury, UK65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
this is in the middle of a village and ok obviously because it has been built around the history is very interesting but .we visited on a day trip for a cruise ship and it was not worth the money .and once you have seen it you are a bit disappointed . here is also a garden with lots of poisonous plants and is an eye opener so that was more interesting .
Written November 18, 2019
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We are very sorry to read that you were disappointed with your visit. Maybe you can tell us what did you expect to find, so we can work to improve it. Thank you for sharing your opinion anyway!
Written November 21, 2019
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