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“small but interesting”

MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta
Ranked #1 of 120 things to do in Salta
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

It is worth a visit even if very small compared to other museums of this kind. One hour is more than enough to visit it and read all the captions.

Thank lacicalamaura
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Pretty amazing story of how 3 childrens bodies were found buried on an extremely high mountain in the area. They have artefacts and mummies on display. Not sure how I felt about the mummies - it was interesting to see how well preserved they were but unsure about the ethics of having them on display. Make your own decision - its only something like 40 pesos to get in.

Thank londongems1983
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The exhibition is quite small so 40 pesos per person felt like a lot of money. The main exhibition has English translations but the other exhibits did not which was frustrating.

Thank trbaldwin
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

In this museum you find children momies found in the mountains of the areas. This is part of the history of the region and it is worthwhile finding out about. A very nice museum and displays. Not to be missed.

Thank louise_dufresne
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are wondering which attraction in salta to visit - don't miss this one. The biggest attraction being the 3 young children frozen in time from the inca past. They only show one young child at a time on any given day still dressed in their clothes in which they were sacrificed and the trinkets they were buried with. I believe it is the only place in the world that you will see a mummy that is in such good condition like this. Although not cheap for entry it includes a lot of information about how the children were found and the history of the incas. It is a museum like no other and worth supporting although of course the story of the children is rather sad.

Thank annatrips
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