The Pyramids of Güímar lie on the Spanish island of Tenerife. The staged pyramids are six in number and consist of heaped lava stones.
Visiting the sight
When archaeological excavations ended and the area was still a part of an urban development plan, the Canary ferry company Fred. Olsen S.A. bought the entire area at the initiative of Heyerdahl. A museum park was then founded to protect the pyramids and inform visitors extensively about the pyramids, current theories about the creation of the pyramids, and the flora & fauna of Tenerife. One can also learn more about the life of Thor Heyerdahl and his expeditions.
The first excavations of the pyramids took place in the early 1990s. Ever since they have drawn the attention of numerous historians and archaeologists. Thor Heyerdahl, who has done plenty of research on this field and has profoundly occupied himself with the origins of civilisations, claims that the Pyramids of Güímar might depict a link between the new and old world. Empirically, no theory so far was proven right.
How to get there
The museum park is a part of the Güímar community in the south of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The best way to get here is by taking the island's motorway TF-1. The pyramids are signposted. Just follow the signs until you get here.