Pyramids of Güímar

Address: Calle Chacona s/n, Güímar, 38500, Spain
Telephone: 922 51 45 10

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

Make time to watch the film of Heyerdahl's life and theories – it's excellent.

Avoid Thurdays when the tour groups go.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Escaping the crowds
  • History