Discover The Pyramids of Güímar Spain

The Pyramids of Güímar are located in the village of Güímar, on Tenerife's east coast. Archaeologists have for a long time thought that the pyramids were built by farmers who piled stones around the edges of their fields which they found while ploughing. This is an age-old practise in the Canary Islands. According to old photographs and accounts given by some locals, there used to be several pyramids on the island, but the stones were later used to build houses. The town of Güímar has only retained six of the nine pyramids it once had. There is no mention of them on a deed dating from 1854 concerning the sale of land where the pyramids are now to be seen; they only appear on a deed of division dating from 1881. It is likely that they were built between these two dates, at a time when the land started to be used for the breeding of cochineals to produce dyes, which was then a growing activity.

  • The Pyramids of Güímar , Spain
    The Pyramids of Güímar

    The Pyramids of Güímar are located in the village of Güímar, on Tenerife's east coast.

    © Karol Kozlowski
  • The Pyramids of Güímar , A small museum , Spain
    A small museum

    Next to the pyramids, a small museum gives an explanation of Thor Heyerdhal's theories. The Norwegian archaeologist was passionate about the site.

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  • The Pyramids of Güímar , Euphorbia candelabrum , Spain
    Euphorbia candelabrum

    It looks like a cactus

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  • The Pyramids of Güímar , An ethnological park , Spain
    An ethnological park

    The town of Güímar has only retained six of the nine pyramids it once had.

    © Karol Kozlowski
  • The Pyramids of Güímar , The mystery of the pyramids... , Spain
    The mystery of the pyramids...

    For a long time now, archaeologists have thought that the pyramids were built by farmers by piling together the stones they found at the edge of their fields.

    © Karol Kozlowski
  • The Pyramids of Güímar , You can see the pyramids from afar. , Spain
    You can see the pyramids from afar.

    Take a stroll around the park and then watch a film telling the story of adventurer Thor Heyerdhal.

    © Karol Kozlowski
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