Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Amaicha del Valle

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Province of Tucuman
An archaeological site that once provided a home to the Quilmes people, Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) is rich in history and unique landscapes. Experts estimate that roughly 5,000 people called this place home. The 30 hectare (74 acre) site dates back to the year 850 CE, but was not discovered until 1888. Make sure to pick up a pamphlet at the main gain to learn more about the history of the Quilmes people. The onsite museum contains various items uncovered here, including jars, pottery, and arrowheads. A visit to Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Amaicha del Valle holiday website to plot your vacation.
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  • Incredible place. Very well preserved by the community. You can see ancient buildings, climbing and more and find more details that you return to that culture. To continue learning in the Calchaqui Valley pre-Columbian history.
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  • If you are in the area you should definitely stop here. Beautiful ruins, beautiful modern museum and good guides that the ruins come alive! Only minus was that there is nothing in English. Now I speak good Spanish, but my partner does not. The stories of the Guide still went, especially because he translate the story like repeated, but the museum is going a little too far. Nevertheless, translate, absolutely worth to make a stop here!!
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  • We went without waiting too long and we were surprised. They have made a new interpretation center of excellent level. I recommend taking a guide for the journey, is at will (does not have a predetermined cost), and at least that we had was excellent. If one goes with time you can do several trails, recommend half a day as far as possible. If you don't like to walk too, with 2 hours are perfect.
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  • It's not machu pichu but it's amazing that this huge town existed here in the desert before Europeans arrived. And the cacti are extraordinary!
  • Perfect place but few English information at museo
  • Beautiful and peaceful!
  • Great guide tour explaining in details the history of the Quilmes.
  • Interesting place. You can take a nice walk around.
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