There are many wonderful secrets hiding on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife is one of seven islands that makes up the Canary Islands and is a well-known holiday destination for many Europeans. But what many tourists who visit the island don’t know and are completely unaware of, is that there are pyramids hiding in the mountain village of Guimar.

Guimar is a town in the south of Tenerife and it is the location where six pyramids can be found. Today, they are safely housed in the Ethnographic Park, which was set up by the famous explorer Thor Heyerdahl, in order to protect them and allow visitors to admire their beauty.

To date, there has been no concrete evidence to who may have built the pyramids, leaving them shrouded in a cloud of mystery and conspiracy.

Some believe they were only built in the 19th century, where others believe they were built by the strange race of people who once inhabited the island, known as the Gaunches. A pale skinned and fair haired race who migrated to the island and settled.

Who ever built them, they certainly are a fantastic site to see when visiting the island.

I really enjoyed my time there. The Ethnographic Park is well designed and easy to get around, with museums, a poison garden and an exotic cafe with floor to ceiling windows looking out over Guimar, all the way to the ocean. It really was a spectacular place to visit. Surrounded by spectacular views, clean air and nothing but the sound of birds chirping in the surrounding gardens. I highly recommend a visit if you are staying in Tenerife.

Looking out over the Pyramid Plateu of Guimar – breathtaking

Don’t worry if you don’t have a car either, as there are plenty of tour groups that can take you there. These can be booked either through a hotel, or online.

The above article was originally published in Travel Bug
For more info on Tenerife read the Red Queen Musings everyone’s favourite Tenerife Blog
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