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Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico

20 de febrero 831, Salta, Argentina
54 387 422 9417
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Salta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Probably the most important museum in the region. While MAAM gives you an excellent detailed look at one culture at one point in time, Pajcha Arte Etnico introduces you to most if not all of the cultures of South America. This is a very small but excellently curated private museum. It not only shows you pre-inca artifacts of each culture,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We found this to be one of the most interesting things we saw in Salta. It’s a rather small, private museum, but we must’ve spent about 1½ hours there. Diego, who works there, was very passionate about the museum and eagerly showed us around, explaining the various artifacts on the ground floor. Upstairs we were able to tour around on... More

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having been blown away by the MAAM earlier in the day we were more than pleasantly surprised by this little museum. We had Diego the enthusiastic subcurator show us around the exhibits and brought alive the ideas of using the exhibits as a bridge between past and present. Highlights include Nasca objects, early scalpels, Machiu jewellery, pottery and post-colonial fusion... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is really worth doing if you're in Salta. I'd say it was the most interesting thing we did in Salta Capital. Some really exquisite pieces and certain things (like the textiles and the Mapuche suit) that you'll struggle to find anywhere else. It serves as a great introduction to precolombina cultures, particularly if you're heading north where you will... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This museum is located in a residential neighborhood a bit distant from the main plaza, but it's worth the trip. It consists of two floors of exhibits that show the colonial and indigenous contributions to Argentine culture. We were given a guided tour of the museum in Spanish by Liliana, the enthusiastic anthropologist who amassed the collection. There is no... More

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prague
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Pajcha museum with his knowledgeable and english speaking guide Diego is absolutely a must in Salta. We have been the only visitors in this outstanding museum and I really cannot understand why. Ok, it is out of the beaten main plaza, but it is absolutely worth the few extra steps. I have learned a lot about the culture and arts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Incredible collection this special museum has. And Diego the perfect host to show you around and get you just as excited as he is. Don't miss it!

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Geelong
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a museum that puts into perspective the fascinating cultural and religious cross-fertilization of the Andean northwest. Resident historian, Diego, is effusive in his enthusiasm for spreading the message and you'll get the warmest of welcomes. Displays are beautiful and comprehensive but not overwhelming. I appreciated the "vibe" of the place as it is trying to re-educate "westeners" about... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A brief enchanting hour learning about past and modern art and culture in argentina and south america guided by the most charmant guide we ever met. The Pajcha Museum is a little house which hides a little but very beautiful experience!

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Blyth, Northumberland UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We only had a few days in Salta, but this museum was definitely one of the more interesting experiences. It is up by the railway station and worth spending an hour there. It is a collection of indigenous artefacts from across South America, which are very well presented and the guide, Diego, is infectious with his enthusiasm for the collections... More

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