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Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico

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Address: 20 de febrero 831, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 387 422 9417
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Nice little museum, very enthusiastic guide!

This is a great little place with an interesting concept. In the first room there is a bunch of very old (hundreds of years up to thousands of years) of pre-Incan and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great little place with an interesting concept. In the first room there is a bunch of very old (hundreds of years up to thousands of years) of pre-Incan and pre-Columbian artefacts (mostly pottery and textiles) from South America. But that would not be enough to fill a whole museum. So the rest is contemporary pottery, textiles, clothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

a great concept. preserving the old and teaching young artisans, how to replicate. Wonderful preservation of fine old articles, along with some more contemporary versions. well worth one's time and pittance to see.

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Chapala, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Only 40 pesos. A nice way to see how ancient art is reflected in modern day pieces as they were integrated throughout the museum. It can easily be seen in a 45 minute visit. It is open til 8 PM so a good Ito ready is to go see it around 7 PM, go to dinner and then visit one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A small and genuine museum that is not to be missed. The knowledgsble and entusiastic guide showed us the collection of the pre Inca arts. We were the only ones on our visit, which was great because the guide showed us and told us about everything. Really interesting!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This little museum has more artifacts and crafts packed into it than many museums twice as big. The gentleman at the museum gives you a nice introduction to the place. The pieces in the exhibit are wonderful and give you a real sense of the craft history of this area. Not to be missed.

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Belmont, Lancashire.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You might think the museum's closed when you arrive - or think you've turned up at a garage by mistake as to say it's inconspicuous is an understatement - but never fear. Just knock and the guide/host will almost drag you into the inner sanctum with his enthusiasm. The museum is a private collection of pre-Columbian objets d'art and religious... More 

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Staffordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Certainly not your average museum, this is a very thoughtfully curated collection of pre-Columbian artefacts, contrasted with more recent/contemporary local art and craft. The essence of the museum is to compare the old and newer items, and to see the cross-over influences. There are also some fascinating and compelling early C20 photographs of indigenous people. It's very well put together,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were given a warm welcome and guided tour in Spanish and English to this small jewel of a museum. A fascinating mix of Pre-Columbian and early Spanish religious objects encouraging an understanding of current Latin American cultural mixing of European renaisance rationalism and indigenous animism. If you have ever wondered what inspired Latin American 'Magic Realism', this is the... More 

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I wish I'd allowed more time for this museum! I went too close to closing time but the guide was super friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic. The collection itself is stunning with loads of things I've never seen before, all beautifully displayed. Definitely worth a visit!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fantastic guide (Diego) guides you through and the textiles, photos and objects of LA culture displayed are impressive and beautiful. Some interesting and surprising details! One of the best small museums I have visited.

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