Pyramids of Güímar

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Chacona s/n, Güímar, S/C de Tenerife, 38500

Price guide: Mid-range

Stepped pyramid...or old stones? Your call
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By Andrea Montgomery, your Tenerife expert

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expert-rated things to do in Tenerife
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, Escaping the crowds, History

Expert review of Pyramids of Güímar

Stepped pyramids and Tenerife's most enduring mystery.

When Thor Heyerdahl declared Tenerife's pyramids to be the missing link that proved his theory of human migratory patterns, Tenerife scoffed. But then the world scoffed when Heyerdahl said you could sail the Atlantic in a reed ship too...

I find this a fascinating place and don't buy into the 'old stones' theories of Tenerife farmers. Whether you subscribe to their authenticity or not, I consider the pyramids, museum and replicas of those famous reed ships well worth a visit.

Price advice: 

Adults cost 10.40 euros, and children (9-12 years) 5.20 euros. Children under eight are free.

Expert tips: 
Avoid Thurdays when the tour groups go.
Make time to watch the film of Heyerdahl's life and theories – it's excellent.

More information on Pyramids of Güímar:

Price guide:
Archaeological site, Museum
Calle Chacona s/n, Güímar, S/C de Tenerife, 38500
922 51 45 10
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 9.30am-6pm.
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