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“Absolute must to get a glimpse on Inca culture in the area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta
Mitre 77, Salta 4400, Argentina
54 387 437 0499
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Salta
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Absolute must to get a glimpse on Inca culture in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The MAAM (Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña) is worth visiting in Salta. It is a small, very well documented museum custom built to house the Llullaillaco Children mummies and give a glimpse on Inca culture in the region.
For preservation reasons, only one mummy is in display at any given time.
Lots of artifacts on display, videos on the area and a documentary on the expedition that discovered the mummies. The cute gift shop has a nice variety of handicraft, crafts and art pieces, most locally made.


http://www.maam.gob.ar/

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would say that it´s just interesting. However, it isn´t amazing. Fine, you get to see the best preserved mummies in the world, but that´s just about it. I think there´s should be more guides, more stuff to see. On holiday season, make sure you have time to spare. You´ll find long queues just to get in.

Visited November 2012
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“Top-line of your MUST Go list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The exhibit of the three "Llullaillaco Children" is something you ABSOLUTELY can't miss! The well preserved body is just so astonishing! (even I have seen the mummies in Egypt or in the British Museum!)

MAAM is doing such an excellent job in explaining and demonstrating the Incan culture; and the museum shop has a wide range of quality art pieces and handicraft of the region which you'd fall in love with!

Visited June 2013
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“Little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This little museum was so interesting and well explained! I had not seen mummies before and was impressed. A must- see in Salta!

Visited September 2012
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“unique exhibits, well displayed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Liked the presentation of the unique archaelogical findings. Too many audiovisuals, some of which do not add to the understanding

Visited July 2013
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