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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

Calle Gral Mitre 77, Salta A4400EHA, Argentina
+54 387 437-0499
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Inca Civilization

An Eye opener for The Great Inca Civilization. Small museum yet provide great insights of the High... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nevine K
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Los Angeles, California
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Good introduction to Inca culture

A small museum, but some really nice pieces to see and the children are spectacular. They give you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MGO99
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Calle Gral Mitre 77, Salta A4400EHA, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An Eye opener for The Great Inca Civilization. Small museum yet provide great insights of the High Altitude Worshipping of Inca Rituals. A Must See

Thank Nevine K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum, but some really nice pieces to see and the children are spectacular. They give you also a ot of information how they found them and their historical/cultural background. It is a good start to get to know the Inco culture.

Thank MGO99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum isn't big but it is put together in a very logical manner and is very interesting. It gives you a good insight into the Inca culture and way of offering to their gods. There are two very well preserved inca mummies (children) to...More

Thank Lieszambr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved mummies and important artifacts. Takes about 1 hour to go through. You may not take photos, video, etc. They are very strict! You may not even have your cell phone out to check the time. This museum is worth the visit.

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cool little museum with mummy children. There was some English around the exhibits, but definitely a lot more Spanish. Videos playing were all in Spanish as well, which made understanding a challenge. The mummified children were a sight to see, and it...More

Thank mmuntner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to this small but fascinating museum showing the sacrificial culture of children and the artifices buried with them for the afterlife.

Thank RAFT60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a one of a kind treasure in the city center of salta!! Lots of information in both English and Spanish. Great student discount (only $40) pesos. Glad that I checked it out.

Thank akbwanderlust
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting, the top point was the mummy. There are not so many things, organized. Well located, downtown

Thank Ledalbu
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Interesting and well organized little museum on the Plaza 9 de Julio. The museum features 3 mummified bodies (2 on display when we visited) of children who had been sacrificed in Inca times and their bodies buried and preserved on the top of a mountain....More

Thank RichardWE2013
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We enjoyed this unusual museum, which is basically designed around the three mummies retrieved from the high Andes. The display by definition is limited but well worth the visit. You cannot go backwards and so don't forget to linger at the final exhibit.

Thank Ross M
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