Museo de la Pachamama, Amaicha del Valle

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#2 of 14 in Museums in Province of Tucuman
Visit the quirky Museo de la Pachamama, designed by self-taught painter and sculptor Hector Cruz. Divided into four rooms, the museum houses a collection of local stones and minerals, models of indigenous houses, tools, clothing, and musical instruments. Two galleries exhibit the artist's paintings and tapestries, made from local wool. Roam the large courtyard to see abundant sculptures of the fertility goddess Pachamama and other deities sprawled around a stone patio and cacti plants. Make Museo de la Pachamama a part of your Amaicha del Valle vacation plans using our Amaicha del Valle road trip website .
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  • From the entrance it is a very well done site. A project of Mr. Cruz gave their results and ended up being the largest of the Calchaqui Valley Museum. Lots of information. Incredible sculptures.
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  • "Pachamama" has nothing. It is a Museum of Hector Cruz, where only his works are. They charge the entrance at the price they want to agree who arrives (there are no Billboard with values), only in cash and not delivered proof. All what you see there are reproductions. It's nice to photograph but it is not worth the cost of the entry. I regret not having better informed before you go. I recommend not to waste time and go to the ruins of Quilmes, near there, where can see original pieces and know villagers by the region's indigenous culture.
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  • We went in the morning with my family, in remis from Cafayate. The entrance costs $100 and children 10 years not paid entry. There are guides inside the Museum that lead you to walk the halls, and after that stretch you got the chance to travel facilities on your own. Explanation of the guide that we played was as recited from memory, little felt taking into account the importance of the Pachamama for those who believe in it. Not us term of convincing, and not us taste for anything, the terse explanation of opencast mining. You may appreciate in one of the rooms the replica of a mine - very well achieved by the way - but not reported on the disastrous consequences of this activity on the environment, are limited to emphasize the projection of this activity and its progress for years to come. In the end, lost a great opportunity to raise awareness. We believe that respect this point (mining) give a partial and incomplete information. There are bathrooms large and clean. It is entirely built in stone, is all a huge work of art of cross (its author) dedicated to the Pachamama. That is actually a Museum of Cruz, which brings together all his works. Cross is a very complete artist, who stands out in several branches of art such as painting, sculpture, tapestry, etc. A place worth visiting, and the relation price-quality is appropriate, taking into account that it is a private place that receives no State support.
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  • Interessting place!
  • Very nice and well kept. Good representation of the local culture. Collection of minerals from the area is interesting and varied. The place to buy crafts is well attended and has variety of accessories and gifts. Clean bathrooms but could be improved a bit. Parking is almost on the route and it could be something to give shade to the cars. I would add a place that sells cool drinks to the pass. I'll be back
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  • Spectacular! Charm me. A monument to the creativity. It is worth
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  • We expected visit a Museum, and we find ourselves with a sample of the plastic artist owner of the establishment. I think it is important to clarify this in advance, given that the parts that are displayed without replica or original loa interpretations developed by the artist. An Ordinance we urge, badly, go to rooms that were closed, disrupting our tour. Unfortunately, we could not justify the expense realized.
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  • Incredible place. I had never seen such a thing! Beautiful work!
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