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Museo Historico del Norte

Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
(0387) 0387- 4215340
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Salta
Type: History Museums
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São Miguel do Oeste
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142 reviews 142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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248 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 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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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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15 attraction reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It gives you an idea of history of the region. If you do not have time you may skip it but bear in mind that one hour is more than enough to visit it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

mellow museum in central Salta Fantastic colonial building.... with interesting historry worth a visit

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Vienna, Austria
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A lovely old building - wandering around this building with its courtyards is totally worth the entrance fee (10 peso), but not only is the architecture fab; the museum collection is good too. I liked it - a nice place to stroll around while the city takes a siesta.

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