Summer Solstice Pyramids of Güímar

On Tuesday, June 21, the Güímar Pyramids Ethnographic Park will hold one of its most anticipated days of the year, the Summer Solstice.

Doors will open from 18:45. Once the audience has gathered they will be escorted to the main complex, to observe the orientation of the pyramids with the sunset on the horizon.

Weather conditions permitting, it is usually possible to observable from the pyramids location a “Double Sunset”. This curious phenomenon caught the attention of researchers from the Institute of Astrophysics in the Canary Islands, who discovered and confirmed the alignment of the pyramids with the summer and winter solstices.

As every year, the organization will provide the public with specially approved glasses to protect eyesight.

Due to security issues and the increasing interest by the public in attending this event, the capacity will be limited. Therefore, it is essential to obtain a ticket, which is free, in advance and can be collected at the reception of the Ethnographic Park, from Wednesday June 1st. Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

For more information, contact Pyramids of Güímar on the phone 922-514510 or visit as well as the Facebook page of Pyramids of Güímar.


Information and images originally posted in Piramides de Guimar website
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