Basilica de Candelaria & Guimar Pyramids

4 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 2 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Pyramids of Guimar
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your motorcoach for your panoramic guided tour of Santa Cruz City. Leave Santa Cruz and tour the Basilica de Candelaria. Built in the Moorish-influenced Mudejar style, the basilica is home to the Virgin of Candelaria, declared the island's patron saint in 1599. This holy site sits at the edge of the town centre, overlooking a rocky beach and flanked by a plaza where nine huge statues of Guanche warriors stand guard. Step inside the Basilica (inside visit pending on religous ceremonies) and view the sculpture of the Virgin Mary (Virgin of Candelaria) and the mural paintings of the temple.

Continue on to the Pyramids of Guimar. The step pyramids of the Guimar Valley pose a conundrum to archaeologists. Does their resemblance to Aztec pyramids prove a link between the New World and ancient Egypt? Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, captain of the Kon-Tiki and Ra expeditions, thought so. Tour the site, visit the museum, and view an audio-visual presentation about this historic park, and the archaeological excavations used to solve the mystery of the pyramids.

Special Notes:

No short trousers, not too big shirt with a neckline. Inside visit pending on religous ceremonies.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship and drive to the Pyramids of Guimar

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:00
Free time at site:
0
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Pyramids of Guimar

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:00
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
12
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Visit to Candelaria Village and Basilica de Candelaria

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
228
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach, panoramic drive through Santa Cruz and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45