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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

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Address: Mitre 77, Salta 4400, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 387 437 0499
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The MAAM, not the one of the photo, is a must see in Salta. The mommies shown there are more than just impressive. Not only the best conserved ever, they are so peaceful behind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The MAAM, not the one of the photo, is a must see in Salta. The mommies shown there are more than just impressive. Not only the best conserved ever, they are so peaceful behind glass, that it´s like you could touch them and they would open there eyes. The museum is not big, but for a US$8,- entrance fee, its... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole museum covers one spectacular archaeological finding: the mummies of three children ritually sacrificed by the Incas. And it does it exceptionally well. You leave with a good understanding of the occurrence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a top thing to do in Salta. Right by the cathedral in the main square, this museum offers a small but amazingly well preserved and complete exhibit. The collection includes artifacts found in the mountain burials of the "mummies," or as locals prefer to call them, "sleeping" child sacrifices. One child of three will be on display at a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but interesting history cover everything. I felt unsettled when i saw these children, the museum said they taking consideration the visitor's feeling towards the exhibition of human bodies, the museum offers the option of watching these children, who represent the Inca World or finishing the circuit beforehand. There are some displays of clothing, dolls, and other items in inca's times.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting! It was pretty crowded due to a holiday week = more student groups. Wish I'd had more time and space to enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the MAAM museum on our Salta trip. It's an interesting look at the influence of the Incas in the area. The museum is not large, but it is well done especially considering that it focuses on the sensitive topic of child sacrifices. You can see one of the preserved children at any time, note that they rotate every... More 

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Barbacena, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is one of the best things in Salta, the museum is really small but is rich in history. it worth every peso that you have to pay.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very good exhibition of El niño, but a lot of students in a small hall and rooms of the museum. They should control the access of the rooms in order of enjoy the exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the musts in Salta, we found this very interesting. The only thing we didn't like was that we were not offered audio guides and only realised they were available when we saw others wearing them when we were more than halfway through, and it would have presumably explained things in more detail. Would recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The museum is fairly modern and nice, with lots of interesting information. It's small though, you can do the whole thing in about 20 minutes. They only display one of the mummies at a time so that was sort of disappointing. Overall it was a nice thing to do in Salta center but I would go back again.

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