In 1915, Simón I. Patiño ordered the development of the first planes to their cottage, Villa Albina, on land that had just acquired in Pairumani, at the foot of the Cordillera del Tunari. Driven by the desire to create a true agricultural and cattle ranch, was gradually acquiring land adjacent to constitute a large area around the property whose central part is the Model Farm Pairumani as it is known today.
From 1917 began construction of stables, corrals, piggeries and stables for different animals purchased in Argentina, USA and Europe. Over time, these facilities a dairy, an ice factory, an industrial mill and building joined in a titanic work to more than 4,000 m high dam San Francisco on Tunari River, whose waters of Lake allowed artificial irrigation of crops and the generation of hydroelectric energy needed to operate the farm, thanks to a power plant at the foot of the mountain range.
With all these facilities, in 1928 the farm reached its cruising speed, becoming the pioneer of industrial dairy in Bolivia.
The year 2007 begins to validate all experiences and agro biological methods through scientific research, develops a diploma in veterinary homeopathy ethno and together with renowned universities nationwide. Moreover marketing this year suffered a very positive change positioned the product locally forcefully and demonstrate that high product quality is accessible to all people entering the same in the subsidy-feeding.
In the mid 90s, Pairumani put at the forefront of Organic production with its conversion to a biological model Pioneer Agro-level South America. This model which bases its work philosophy on respect for the soil, plant and animal, crown their efforts in 2003 with the production of dairy agro biological, chemical-free synthesis can the discerning consumer to find in the regional market products milk, drinkable yogurt, unsweetened yogurt, yogurt with fresh fruit and cheese semi matured.
El barón del estaño dreamed of living in this place, which is now a melting pot of research and place of family outing
A path flanked by towering red glasses ceibos mark the entrance road to Villa Albina, a complex that has become a bastion of ecological respect and a place of peace and harmony with nature.
This is an area of service to society and a tourist walk 260 hectares of arable land and 100 of forest areas, the Foundation held in joint ownership with former colonists.
The central building of Villa Albina, named after the wife of Simón I. Patiño, keeps intact the elegance with which it was designed around 1920 by architect José Aurigas (with some modifications Max Franz) and then built by the French constructor F. Nardín.
The rooms are arranged around a central courtyard square, where a complete source assembly characterized by lightness and tranquility.
On the ground floor were located at reception halls, billiard room, dining room, ballroom, toilets and desktop Patiño. All crafted furniture with style "art nouveau". Heavy curtains, wallpaper Viennese, alabaster lamps and period paintings complete the set.
Rounding gardens with marble sculptures and dozens of species of trees. There is also built in marble mausoleum where the remains of Patiño spouses and children René, Antenor and Graciela.
Part of Villa Albina environments have been converted into laboratories Phytoecogenetic Research Center, where specialists work with advanced technologies to preserve the genetic diversity of various natural products and to create improved seeds, resistant to disease, drought, more nutritious and higher production
The tourism sector is a sector that is beginning to take hold, possessing Vinto important recreational centers mainly in the north, where the hacienda Villa Albina Pairumani, famous for its gardens of Asian influence, exotic ornamental trees, thus becoming one of the most important and attractive sights of the region. The ecological park offers Pairumani eucalyptus forests suitable for walking and camping in this park are the services of a typical restaurant, a natural waterfall and sports fields for recreation. In this place worked a hydroelectric station belonged to male Tin.
Villa Albina, elegant stately mansion in Pairumani, at the foot of the Cordillera del Tunari, located 13 Km from Cochabamba. It was ordered built between 1925 and 1932 by Simón I. Patiño for his wife Albina Rodriguez Patino. It is accessed by a beautiful road flanked jacarandas and ceibos.
The estate is surrounded by beautiful gardens, embellished with marble statues, replicas of famous sculptures of antiquity. In its perimeter is the family mausoleum, which lie Don Simon, his wife and some of his children.
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