Santa Cruz & the Pyramid Park

  • Port

    Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Canary Islands, Spain

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Combine a panoramic city tour of Santa Cruz with the Pyramid Park of Tenerife. Driving along the boulevards of Santa Cruz, you'll pass several luxury hotels, the local botanic park and the old bullring (bullfighting is now prohibited in the Canary Islands).

Head into the hills for a panoramic view of the entire city of Santa Cruz. En route to the Pyramid Park and Candelaria, you'll cross the Guimar Valley where some pre-Hispanic pyramids are situated.

Famous adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed the Kon-Tiki and Ra across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans respectively, discovered the pyramid site on one of his voyages. You will visit Pyramid Park -- Tenerife's newest attraction.

Return to the ship via the town of Candelaria, visiting the basilica where the figure of the Black Madonna, Patron Saint of the Canary Islands, is housed. Legend has it that well before Christianity came to the Canaries, an image of the Virgin Mary washed ashore here and was worshiped by the local Gauches who were oblivious to its significance.

Notes:

An inside visit at the basilica may not be possible if religious services are being held.