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Piramides de Guimar

Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 51 45 10
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Incoherent story and Thor Heyerdahl glorification

With all our travels we do visited cultural sites or museums. The Piramides de Guimar is in our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
inetbas
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Brussels, Belgium
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Interesting visit

We had an interesting visit, worth your while if you rent a car, as they aren't very advertised as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iulia C
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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Iulia C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Tom W
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

Reviewed 25 July 2017

First saw this sight in 1977 on the way to a flight from Tenife North due to roadworks diverted past this site. So pleased that Thor Heyderdal and Freddy Olsen saved this sight.I leave you to work out if a 17th century Spanish nobleman is...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 will check out our online shop, to see what the problem could have been. Please remember that...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

My husband and I revisited this after 18 years. It is still good and well worth a visit and now looks more permanent. It is amazing to think of these pyramids built here but was disappointed to find only one full sized reed boat left...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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. You mentioned our full size replica of RaII, this is the only full size replica...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

I've just been reading the Sapiens book, and watched a couple of documentaries on history so this place complements everything I've read so far. It is well organised, you have a 15 min documentary to see, a museum of the piramides, the piramides, museum of...More

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AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 28 June 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here. The site covers lots of local history and many of the projects of Thor Heyerdahl who is the main benefactor. It's possible to spend many hours here seeing artefacts, pictorial exhibitions, film presentations and the wonderful fauna, including the...More

1  Thank AndyMcGonegal
AliciaPdG, Gerente at Piramides de Guimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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. Your nice words help us to continue working in the same direction. Remember that you...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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