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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
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Small but very well organized museum.

It is a small museum dedicated to protect some Inca mummies, among them the famous lightning girl, a girl who was part of an Inca ritual, more than 500 years ago in the... read more

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La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a small museum dedicated to protect some Inca mummies, among them the famous lightning girl, a girl who was part of an Inca ritual, more than 500 years ago in the Llullaillaco volcano, at more than 6,000 meters above sea level.

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Shalimar, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is on the second floor of the building - but there was a lift. The entry price was 100 pesos per person - well worth it just for the well air conditioned comfort. There are not may exhibits, but the mummified children are the highlight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst Salta is a bit of a sleepy town with not a huge amount to do, this is an absolute gem of a museum to visit. There are many exhibits showing the history of the Inca people and ways of life in the surrounding areas, but most visits come specifically to see the mummified children. Out of the three perfectly... More 

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Salta, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommended for those interested in local history related to the Inca Empire. If you like Art, there are miniatures found with the frozen children worth to see. Very interesting!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when in Salta, the frozen Inca children and the history associated with them is incredible. You have to go to this museum before heading off trekking or visiting the Andes - thus knowing a bit about civilisation in the area and the mountain ranges.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Argentina is rich in visual art and this for us was one of the main highlights - focusing on local artists. Also lovely cafe and good place for lunch

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really interesting and has a lot of the information in English, which helps...The attraction is an ice mummy of a young girl, in great condition.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the whole thing in about an hour. Very interesting mummy display. Great for a rainy afternoon. Most displays offer Spanish and English.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very small and had extremely few items presented. A large part af it is with pictured of the nature, but they are not capturing the real beauty of the places. The highlight of the exibition are the mummies, especially if you have kids. The good thing about the museum is that there are describtions of the items... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights in Salta is to visit the mumies. There is always one of the three children on display. Yhe exhibition is informative and very respectful. All the information is give in English also

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