Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.

The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting, they will be able to observe the orientation of the pyramids with the sunset on the horizon, and the famous “double sunset”.

It was this phenomenon which started the research that resulted in three IAC researchers discovering the alignment of the pyramids with the summer and winter solstices. After studying the orientation of the complex, they determined that the two principal lines were aligned with great precision, one to sunrise on the winter solstice on 21 December, and the other to sunset on the summer solstice on 21 June. 

Others think the pyramids are “just” agricultural terraces, but whatever the real origins are, they’re lost in time, but the double sunset solstice celebrations at Güímar continue year by year. Entry is free, and special approved protective glasses are always provided by the organizers. For logistical and security reasons, numbers will be limited to 400.

For more information, either contact the Ethnographic Park through its website (link above) or by phone to 922 514 510, or the Facebook page HERE.

Source: Janet Anscombe 

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Summer sounds in Adeje

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.

All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo will perform on 15 June for the first time in Tenerife as part of their 15th Anniversary “Timeless” tour. Songs of love and romance through the ages will be on the menu. Tickets are on sale through www.masaquilla.com.

From 18 to 22 June the International Festival of Latin Jazz, Clazz Continental Latin Jazz, will bring together top class figures in the field as well as some new local vocal artists. Clazz Club is the biggest jazz organisation in Europe and this is their first time here in the Canaries. Tickets online, www.tomaticket.es.

‘Ritmos del Mundo’ will also tee-off in Golf Costa Adeje at midday on 22 June with a terrific line-up of artists – Rosalía, Nic Fanciulli, Cruz Cafuné Apolionia, and lots more – tickets on sale from //farraworld.com/entradas/.

And finally, for the second consecutive summer the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will offer a classical music concert on 19 July under the baton of Mexican conductor Iván López Reynoso, and with tenors Celso Albelo and Javier Camarena. Tickets, www.tomaticket.es.

Source: Janet Anscombe 

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