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Salta Cabildo

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Address: Caseros 541, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful building, less convincing exhibition

This historic townhouse is splendid and it is really worth spending some time in its patios and balcony. The exhibition is certainly less interesting unless you're a fan of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
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Noosa Heads
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984 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is right at the square and worth a visit and very interesting but essentially all the information was in Spanish so foreign visitors do not get the full benefit of the visit. The building is old and good and they have done a good job with the displays but not that good for non Spanish speaking tourists

Thank Oldjack
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

With the exception of the opening audio presentation, it's all in Spanish. So if you don't read Spanish you will be stumbling, but it's still rather obvious what's going on and it's only 20 pesos to enter so it's well worth your time. Lots of history of the area from the indigenous to the 1900's. A very cool 1911 Renault... More 

Thank extendedranger
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This historic townhouse is splendid and it is really worth spending some time in its patios and balcony. The exhibition is certainly less interesting unless you're a fan of paintings of old generals or of parts of destroyed churches. There are however a few informative artifacts, and it was nice learning about the history of transportation in the area.

Thank JMGeneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Interesting exhibition about the history of Salta with a lovely array of artifacts from different periods. All set in a very beautiful old building with a truly lovely courtyard full of orange flowers. Was an informative experience and also a nice shady indoor break during a very sunny day.

Thank Mei C
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Suehowley
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.

Thank Elizabeth H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Old colonial building that is well kept. Used to be a government site. One of the city's main tourist attractions. At night it's lit up.

Thank carlbahnson
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.

Thank roamer70
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Also on the main square, this is well worth the visit as its exhibits of artifacts and colonial history (Salta was the main stop between Buenos Aires and Lima when Argentina was not yet its own country, and under Spanish hegemony).

Thank rictraveler2014
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.

Thank Florencia G

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