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Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico

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Address: Calle 20 de Febrero 831, Salta A4400EMQ, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 387 422-9417
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Hidden gem - a 'must see'

Inexplicably this small private museum is not on any of the maps of the city I was given. It's a bit out of the way, but only a 10 minute walk or so from the main plaza. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bernadette54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inexplicably this small private museum is not on any of the maps of the city I was given. It's a bit out of the way, but only a 10 minute walk or so from the main plaza. It's truly amazing. Diego, the guide, is full of enthusiasm and information. It's closed between 1 and 4 pm and you need at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many towns have museums devoted to local history and archealogy, including Salta. This museum specialises in Andean art with an emphasis on the melding of Andean and Spanish styles. Diego is an enthusiastic host, and many displays have English and French notes.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a hidden gem off the beaten path. A private foundation with somewhat limited opening hours features an extensive collection of antiquities and current ethnic art objects with descriptions of the rich traditions of the Andes region. The museums host , Diego, is more than eager to provide commentary in English on items in the collection. This is an... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I was surprised at how great this Museo is. It is a small Museo with information about the different civilisations in the Americas. The curator Diego made the visit even better with his knowledge and being a thorough gentleman.

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Thank FJK13Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ended up at the Pajcha museum because we had an hour or so before heading to the airport... We felt very sorry we did not have more time! You get there and find what looks like a private house - and a sing "Museum Open - Ring the bell". Unusual. But this private museum is unusual in several wonderful... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track, you need to walk up several side streets and ring the bell to enter this incredible collection of indigenous art from this part of the world. The art brings to life the Inca culture and the way it has merged with all comers in this region. An unrivaled collection of incredible range, Pajcha is a real... More 

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Koeniz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This very small museum has a very interesting selection of indigenous art and cultural artifacts on display. Ring the bell and somebody will let you in and give you a quick start. You can then enjoy the exhibition on your own pace.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I rang the bell and waited when a man answered and asked me to wait a moment before opening the door for me to enter the museum that looks like a house. Inside the dimly lit museum, the curator welcomed me, asked me about myself and my travels and gave me a tour of the museum. The pieces on display... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Learn about the different periods of Latin American history from THE most enthusiastic curator I have ever met. A lovely and not overwhelming collection of pieces, presented in an informative way. This museum will take you on a journey "from the past, to the present" and you will never forget your experience here!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

You ring a doorbell and then a very passionate and enthusiastic guide helps lead you through the collection of artifacts/textiles. Very interesting collection with some relevant information in English which was helpful and the guide always on hand to answer any questions. Very much worth a visit if you have about ~1 hour.

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