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Museo de la Pachamama
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our guide drove us an hour each way from Cafayate to see this museum. It is definitely worthwhile and indicative of the indians of the area. The stonework of the buildings and grounds is very unusual. The museum features the art of
the creator of the museum, Hector Cruz. It has a delightful store, and one of the girls who works there took us to see his studio.

Thank Harriette7
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

The buildings are in fact something of an artwork in themselves and contain interesting information about the geology and pre-history of the area as well as a gallery of the artwork of the creator of the property (Cruz).

Much of the artwork is inspired by the heritage of the area and clearly the author of it all is a very talented man and this is the product of many years dedicated work.

Most of the exhibits have english as well as spanish captions but the guided tour is in spanish only.

The shop also has much more to commend it that most of the craft work we have seen elsewhere.

Overall if you are in the area you should see it.

Thank RobertJGray
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Its not only a museum but an art gallery. Interesting information about the earth and Beautiful art. very talented artist is the owner. He designed the museum and also shows his art. Beautiful to see and interesting information to be learned

Thank Ornela C
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

In this times of revalorization of the Indigenous Art (meaning art from the original inhabitants of the Americas) this is a great place to visit.
It is a cultural reference about the local people. But it is also an artistic reference that no-one should skip.
The creator of the museum and principal artist is Mr. Héctor Cruz. As a native, he was sucessful to reflect the cultural heritage of his ancestors. He is a scuplter, principally, as well as painter. He composed from scratch, the mininful sculptures and art of the museum. He was autodidact, lernt by doing, and it seems, he was born with great talent.
In his museum you can live, see and understand the memories of rituals to honour the earth, the Gods and milenary mistic, the geology of the region, the nature of the region and how local native indigenous used to live at home and in community.
This museum is the reflex of the 35 years work of this man, who wants us to understand and value in the present the cultures that give the spirit to this land.
I clasify this for friends, but keep in mind, that you'll only enjoy this if you open your mind and heart to the forgoten and and now alive past heritage, so it can be enjoyed in any situation when this condition is complied.

Thank VMeverywhere
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The museum is focused on all of the aspects of the aboriginal culture.

It is made up of two geology and anthropology rooms and has two more rooms whith tapestries, paintings and sculptures.

The large backyard of the museum its full of huge statues made out of stone and representing divinities worshipping Pachamama.

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