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Museo Historico del Norte

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Address: Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
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Wonderful collection spanning 2000 years

This museum is as unpretentious as it gets and yet it's collection spans from 0 - 500 AD to very recent times. There are some fabulous archeological artefacts from the earlier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Certainly worth a visit is you are in the Plaza. Pity none of the exhibitions are translated into English. Understand we are in Argentina, but would be nice if even there was a shorter summery for each room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This museum is as unpretentious as it gets and yet it's collection spans from 0 - 500 AD to very recent times. There are some fabulous archeological artefacts from the earlier periods through to the highly decorative items of Spanish and the current very Catholic era - all interesting in their own right.

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Don Lorenzo
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 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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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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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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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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Address: Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta

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