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Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico

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Address: Calle 20 de Febrero 831, Salta A4400EMQ, Argentina
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Interesting collection, nice tour

We arrived here a bit late in the afternoon and weren't sure how to enter. This is a private collection so I suppose it doesn't work like a public museum: we had to ring the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here a bit late in the afternoon and weren't sure how to enter. This is a private collection so I suppose it doesn't work like a public museum: we had to ring the doorbell. The door was opened for us and a very friendly man who was the on site manager (afraid his name escapes me) who showed... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "museum" may have had great treasures, but it was not organized or presented in a way that educated the viewer unless he or she read Spanish fluently. The owner or person overseeing the collection pointed out only the most basic points, e.g., beautiful weavings from Chile. I love crafts, and make a point of going to craft museums and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This small museum contains interesting and beautiful treasures of the pre-Columbian world and later. There are fabulous textiles,ceramics,paintings and all are presented with great care and intelligence. Our guide, Diego, told us some fascinating facts about the history and the rituals that made our visit even more special. Do take the time to see this museum when you are in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

A small museum that packs so much into the small space. The guide was very enthusiastic in explaining the exhibits, but then left us to look round ourselves. Gives a good overall picture of the history of South America - textiles, pottery, masks, musical instruments, photographs and very interesting religious artifacts - could have done with more time there. A... More 

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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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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Reviewed 2 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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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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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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