Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Amaicha del Valle

#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Province of Tucuman
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
An archaeological site that once provided a home to the Quilmes people, Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) is rich in history and unique landscapes. Experts estimate that roughly 5,000 people called this place home. The 30 hectare (74 acre) site dates back to the year 850 CE, but was not discovered until 1888. Make sure to pick up a pamphlet at the main gain to learn more about the history of the Quilmes people. The onsite museum contains various items uncovered here, including jars, pottery, and arrowheads. A visit to Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Amaicha del Valle holiday website to plot your vacation.
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  • An absolute must to visit! First in the museum a movie will explain the sad history of the Quilmes tribe and walking through these ruins will give you an idea on how big their living spaces were.  more »
  • If you are from the US, think Chaco Canyon. This is a spectacular site that is different sort of remote than Chaco. The entire area near the Quilmes Ruins is remote. Tourists are generally brought to....  more »
  • Beautiful archeological site. With a museum explaining about the Quilmes people. The movie in the theatre has English subtitles and the reception of the museum has a view leaflets in English as well.
  • Nice but not worth a detour I think.
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