Basilica de Candelaria & Guimar Pyramids

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Tenerife (Canary Is.) Spain
Moderate Activity Level
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4.0 hours
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Board your motor coach and begin your guided, panoramic tour of Santa Cruz City. Travel down the urban, cosmopolitan boulevards and traverse its hills for a sweeping view of the city. Once done, you’ll leave Santa Cruz and head to the Basilica de Candelaria, the first Marian Shrine of the Canary Islands. Built in the Moorish-influenced Mudéjar style, the basilica is home to the Virgin of Candelaria, declared the island's patron saint in 1599. After this visit, you’ll continue on to the Pyramids of Güímar, pyramid-shaped steps built from lava stone without the use of mortar. The steps of this terraced structure pose a conundrum to archaeologists. Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl believed their resemblance to Aztec pyramids was evidence of a link between the New World and ancient Egypt. While there, you'll tour the site, visit the museum and view an audio-visual presentation about these historic pyramids. 

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