Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Amaicha del Valle

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Province of Tucuman
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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  • A place that was a pre-Colombian city. It is paid 150 pesos per person and access to a self-guided tour space, with different themed rooms. Impeccable bathrooms. Then in a micro-cinema they pass a film to understand what happened at the scene. I couldn't help but tears at the end of the screening. I wasn't the only one, several of us came out with red eyes. Then the community guide took us to the ruins. Pin. Unforgettable. Little is I can add. You have to go see it with your own eyes.
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  • Archaeological site where there is an ancient settlement of the pre-Hispanic period. The visit starts from a museum, very interesting, all focused on the Quilmes. In a special room, a film of about ten minutes is screened that tells the interesting story of this people. We then move outside, where a guide explains how society was organized and how the houses were made and were made. You then have the opportunity to devote time to the independently visit of the site: a settlement inserted in a huge expanse of cacti. The best way to appreciate its beauty is to follow a path that leads to a mirador (panoramic point) from which you will enjoy a wonderful view of the settlement from above.
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  • 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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