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Museo Historico del Norte

Address: Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
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Ranked #12 of 34 Attractions in Salta
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
87 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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489 reviews 489 reviews
253 attraction reviews
451 helpful votes 451 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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california
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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minneapolis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was another really good museum. For things to do the city of Salta certainly has a niche carved out. It is a great place to spend time and central to many things and places to visit in the Andes. People are extremely friendly.

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