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Piramides de Guimar

Calle Chacona S/N, 38500 Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 51 45 10
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Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit, best part is the poisonous plant garden, very interesting and staff very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ComercialAnnapurna
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Costa del Silencio, Spain
via mobile
mixed feelings about Thor Heyerdahl and his museum

We loved to see the pyramids of the historic heroes in a landscape of terraces. They are detached... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dr Hermann Jose... T
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Tubingen, Germany
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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 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, best part is the poisonous plant garden, very interesting and staff very attentive.

Thank ComercialAnnapurna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved to see the pyramids of the historic heroes in a landscape of terraces. They are detached from the museum explaining Heyerdahls experiences to demonstrate the prehistoric migrations and relations between continents. The pyramids however are incredible examples of the relations between humans and...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the pyramids and the museum on a windy, sunny day with a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 adolescents 16, 22, 24). It was an interesting experience both culturally and relaxing. In the museum there is a lot to learn about the...More

Thank Bert R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Tenerife Piramides are really worth it to visit. They r completely different types then the Egyptian Piramides They r build from lava stones without using mortal. Cinema inside, death park ect..

Thank Tom666UK
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Unless you are really into sustainability, poisonous plants or Thor Heyerdahl's ethnographic theories, this site has little to offer. A walk in the park around the pyramids is less than exciting and the short film included in the basic entrance fee does not expand much...More

Thank pacmon
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We dropped in just before three pm. Do not be put off by the exterior, although it is great for spotting lizards! There is a choice of ticket combinations so do check which you need. We had the blue, basic, ticket. Which was fine. Lots...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

On a muggy cloudy day Tiede was pointless... So this was a why not give it a go..... Kind of visit. Excellent... Armed with a pair of listening wands our 5 and 7year olds were fully occupied and we all learnt something about reed boats,...More

Thank Paulbelper
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

All in all, the museum was exiting, the film included in the ticket was a good background to the pyramids. Now, I'm fond of Thor Heyerdahl, so I might not be completely neutral, but I really enjoyed the museum. Since my wife needs weelchair, it...More

Thank Leif E
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised after initial disappointment when exiting car. This is a fantastic place to spend a few hours whether walking in the gardens, visiting the museum's, the auditorium or the poisoned garden. Well worth paying for the premium ticket to see it all.The pyramids are...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

At the entrance we were “welcomed” by an unfriendly cashier without any interest in their guests (March 15th, around 13.00 hrs) No explanation about the different entrance fees whatsoever. Keep in mind that for visitors the different grades of entrance fees is not their daily...More

Thank Gerrit v
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