Las Floritas 16 – Two Bed: Apartment to Rent on Las Floritas Tenerife
This apartment to rent on Las Floritas Tenerife enjoys pool and sea views from the balcony.
It is comfortably furnished with a corner sofa, dining table and chairs and TV. There is also a DVD and CD player.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with an oven and a tall fridge/freezer.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The bathroom has a bath with shower overhead.
Pyramids of Guimar
The Pyramids of Guimar are situated in the Chacona area of the town of Guimar, which is 40km south of Santa Cruz. They are terrace structures made from lava stones which are placed together with no mortar. They are clever constructions as the single thing which holds the structure together is the perfect and neat way the stones of different shapes and sizes have been placed together, closely knit with no gaps, making the structure strong.
There is a great deal of controversy over the reason for their existence. Some say that after the Spanish conquest, Spaniards were clearing the land for agriculture and piled the stones they found to make these structures. Others say that they are copied from the Egyptian pyramids. But for me a more likely reason is that they were built by the ancient Guanches. There is a cave under one of the pyramids which is known to have been used by the Guanches. It is 8 metres long and remains have been found there including beads from a necklace, earthenware fragments and fish and goat bones. The Guanches inhabited the island between 680-1020AD. It is also interesting that the town of Guimar, before the Spanish conquest, was home to one of the Kings of Tenerife, thereby making Guimar the capital. One would suppose that the pyramids were used by the Guanches in worship, which would include dancing, singing, wrestling and other sports.