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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

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Address: Calle Gral Mitre 77, Salta A4400EHA, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 387 437-0499
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A good way to start understanding how ritual child sacrifices were made in the inca era. Just remember the museum is kept all year long at a temperature of 18 degree so its pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good way to start understanding how ritual child sacrifices were made in the inca era. Just remember the museum is kept all year long at a temperature of 18 degree so its pretty cold during the visit (this temperature and hygrometry is on purpose)

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Oude Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum would be spectacular, but personally I expected more.The guided tour of 30 minutes. Access for foreigners ARS 100 and ARS 70 for Argentines

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth to visit, there is always one of the mummified children on display, there is a few other rooms also to explore

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting place to visit, there is always one of the mummified children on display, there is a few other rooms also to explore, the whole visit takes about one hour.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This modern museum takes you to review part of the Argentine history and understand the importance of these archeological findings. Mummies are extraordinarily well kept! Worth visiting.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

but it is worth the $10 to see the mummified Incan's and their history. Makes you grateful for the world you live in.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 2 rooms and not much to see, other than the mummified child. The entrance was 100 ARS which was not worth at all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but nicely done museum. The highlight was the mummies and learning about their discovery and preservation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our tour guides suggested we visit, and I think it was worth it. Quite a quick exhibition and be warned that most but not all of the exhibitions have English as well as Spanish. Only 100 pesos for foreigners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum with a very sad topic, but it is in-missable. The sacrificed children' grave goods are in astounding condition and the mummy tastefully displayed. Much food for though. Try to time your visits to avoid groups as they spoil the atmosphere - guides yap on while your are trying to concentrate. I'd suggest watching the groups enter and... More 

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