Samay Huasi information
Joaquín V González, writer and founder of the prestigious La Plata university in Buenos Aires, used this verdant ranch 2km from Chilecito as his country retreat. González’ bedroom is preserved, as well as scrapbook material from his life. More interesting is a collection of paintings, mostly of the area. Below is a somewhat depressing natural sciences, archaeology and mineralogy collection.
To get there, head out from town past the Chirau-Mita cactus garden and follow the main road as it bends around to the right. Keep going and you’ll see the finca on your right.