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Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz

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Address: Calle Cacique J Calchaqui s/n, Cachi, Argentina
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Little gem on the main square

This unassuming museum is well worth a visit. it is very well maintained and it gives you an overview of the local pre-history and history.

Reviewed 12 May 2016
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

If only they had English signage, this place would be perfect! There are impressive examples of ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, all sorts of remains. The coup de grace is a whole courtyard wall made up of prehistoric pictographs on stones brought in from throughout the region.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This unassuming museum is well worth a visit. it is very well maintained and it gives you an overview of the local pre-history and history.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

A small but very well presented display, information is provided in English or French as well as Spanish. The museum contains a great collection of pre Inca Petroglyphs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

We were amazed by the professional and well presented museum. The array of artifacts was incredible. All display info is in Spanish, so having a little knowledge helps but the display of artifacts themselves is worth the visit. We visited during a blistering hot and windy day and the museum and inner courtyard were a welcome reprieve from the heat.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

This small museum has a great collection of stone petroglyphs and other items from the pre Hispanic era. Very interesting and well worth the visit.

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Don Lorenzo
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

This museum should not be missed. There is an especially good collection of pottery and stone pieces covering a wide period of time. The items are well displayed and the explanations informative. Personally I would like this informative material to be presented in a larger print format. I was squinting all the time. But the explanations were worth the "tired"... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Cachi is a small town Tourists go through while enjoying the spectacular drive from Salta to Cafayete If you're there , don't miss this little gem of a museum It's a glorious potted history of the area - with one wall casually displaying amazing and very old carvings on stone done by the PreHispanic people And they're friendly cheerful people... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

When you arrive to cachi, long trip, you can visit all you can. Very nice musuem with a lot of petroglyph. A real pleasure

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is the kind of museums that call your attention and gives you a very good information. To catch the rich information at this museum you have to read carefully all the information and follow the right order of the exhibition then you will realize the amazing value of the place. Pay attention to the small details and try to... More 

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Tarija, Bolivia
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A great little place to spend 15 minutes when nothing else is happening during the siesta which lasts from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

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