Museo de la Pachamama, Amaicha del Valle
(4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Museo de la Pachamama into our Amaicha del Valle travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Expected only to find local history (which is not to bad), but also for lovers of the natural sciences and geology has a very detailed explanation of as formed the valleys calchaquíes and the geography of the area. It is also very nice architecture.
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  • This museum has been entirely planned, created and played by the artist Hector Cruz. A project of their own, without support and not government funding. It has a living room with a very interesting model, and frames with explanations on how the entire region of Valles Calchaquies graduated! There you can see and understand all the way they did because of this beautiful region and amazing landscapes. The outside of the Museum is also an attraction to the part. With sculptures of the Pachamama (mother earth), Inti (Sun god), Quilla (Moon Goddess), all done in stone, yields a fantastic journey by mythological culture symbologies Tafi. A pity that this museum is not as publicized and few people who pass through the region become aware of its existence. The richness of his work deserves a featured much higher!!!
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  • You enter a local crafts for sale, then begins the journey through different rooms: one with model to scale of the lace montanoso of the area, another remains arqueoogicos of Aboriginal populations and the Incan influence, more models, sculptures, paintings, exhibition of semi-precious stones, and all through a sculptural building itself itself. I recommend to be guided by staff of the place.
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  • Imperdible!
  • The place is wonderful. It tells the story of the inhabitants of the area very well drafted. The works of art of the artist Cruz are fabulous. The representations give an idea of the way of life of the ancient inhabitants of the area, the Quilmes.
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  • This place me liked by that is a tribute to the culture pre-Columbian of the place... the Sr cross descendant of people originating... .plasmo in this great work all them customs and religion... with their gods, the presence of the demon... a collection of stones semi-precious... utensils... representation of a time homey... prayer and worship to them gods... when it visit with a contingent the guide was keen to us sacaramos photos... .poco explained the origin of them stones... time that hard building this beauty... is a craftsmanship artistic and architectural in honor of the native people... congratulate Sr Cruz (even not be if live) and his family for the work... worthy of being visited and more... advertised another detail as tourist is I fail to understand if the Museum is a private, provincial or national... they have no good knowledge guides of the quota... and serious that the Museum has its guides... good is beautiful and with a good guide organized and microphone are jajajaja very well this work...
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  • A magical place!
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  • Excellent place, not to be missed, well organized, nicely decorated and explained. Very good taste, a place beautiful and to spend several hours.
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