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Museo Historico del Norte

Address: Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
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Ranked #18 of 51 things to do in Salta
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Don Lorenzo
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This well appointed wide-ranging museum that provides an excellent overview of the history of the area beginning with items dating back 10,000 years. Each era is pretty well represented although unless you are a real fan of portraits of serious faced men in fancy uniforms there are sections that can be skipped.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very complete and interesting museum. It has from primitive crafts and tools until furniture from colonial period.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not as busy as the MAAM just down the street, so we decided to go here while waiting for the lines to dwindle at the other museum. Small entrance fee, large bags will need to be checked in upon arrival, and no pictures allowed except in the outdoor areas. I normally can spend all day in museums but because there... More 

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buenos aires
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

well worth the visit, learn about About Argentine history, it is small and very interesting, close to other attractions,

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São Miguel do Oeste
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249 reviews 249 reviews
123 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The museu is located across the plaza from the Catedral, and a few meters from the Museu Arqueológico de Alta Montana. The exhibitions are divided in three time periods starting with objects from the natives before the European arrival! It's worth visiting, and I think one to one and half hours are OK.

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Brummen, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Well, we liked the building itself the most. It still has the feel of centuries past. And you can feel how this kind of building is very functional in the hot climate. So sitting on the veranda on the first floor with views over the square is relaxing. We browsed through the displays who were not really different from other... More 

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Byron Bay
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516 reviews 516 reviews
259 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Of the four museums we visited today, this one was by far the most interesting. It houses lots of ancient pottery and art objects, but for me the most interesting was the collection of old carriages, mostly in original condition (see my photos). Entry is well worth the 15 pesos and an hour of your time, IMO.

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Nottingham, UK
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166 reviews 166 reviews
79 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The museum is split into three areas; pre colonial; colonial and post colonial and tells the story of Salta. There was a video in English as we went in which tells the story of the city and thus enables the non Spanish speaker to make more sense of the artifcats. We enjoyed our visit.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Oct 2013 No signs or displays were in English, everything was in Spanish, so for myself and my husband, we cruised through this museum pretty quickly. They appear to have lots of artifacts from many different centuries, but most of the context was lost to us. I had a backpack which I had to check, so FYI in case this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Comprehensive history told through artifacts - furniture, paintings, carriages, statues - all housed in a beautiful and historical building.

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