MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta
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11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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154976Janet
Halifax, Canada66 contributions
Mar. 2022
This museum is beautifully laid out with several informative videos and showcases Inca culture.
On Sundays it is free for locals and tends to be quite busy
Written 31 March 2022
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DAyo-Canada
10 contributions
Feb. 2020
Museums is not the first thing I want to visit usually. I like to walk around, watch locals, city architecture, get the feeling of a city. My friend had this museum recommended and we decided to go as the visit did not need reservation and was not too time consuming. I enjoyed very minute we spent there. Information is well-presented and well-balanced, very interesting. I learned a lot even if I thought I knew a lot about the incas after living many years in Peru. The mummy is for the clue but the whole exhibit This museum was a very nice discovery. After our visit, I convinced my husband -- who is even less a museum fan than me -- to go and he came back very enthusiastic as well. If you are to visit only one museum in the region, this is it!
Written 21 April 2020
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JKD
Scotts Valley CA496 contributions
Mar. 2020
and only some of the exhibits have an English language translation. For the limited scope covering the finding of several child sacrifices, the explanation was fairly good to place things in context. The display of human remains seems a bit archaic and disrespectful these days, but considering the reason for the sacrifice and location where they were found, I'm not sure that there is a decent alternative final resting place.

At least the museum attempts to provide some dignity to these children without judging the practices that were common at the time. It is interesting to see a slice of history.
Written 14 March 2020
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ABC2020
30 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Solo
The ritual murder of children is a sensitive issue but having said this, MAAM is a world class museum and a testament to the mountaineers, archaeologists and scientists that made this discovery and developed the technology to preserve the exhibits.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
The museum doesn’t have much on display, and the information is not available in English, but it is still worth going bec seeing just one of the three children, and the Queen of the Hill is enough. The time I went, it was El Nino on display. I had goosebumps all over.
Written 29 February 2020
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Oontour
Bristol, UK267 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Illuminating museum covering Inca ritual of child sacrifice. Not a large museum but perfectly covers the subject with powerful impact from real exhibits.
Written 28 February 2020
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kesit0
Buenos Aires, Argentina549 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
The story mainly goes about three children mummies, but you will only get to see one, as they change the same every 6 months. Nice music in the background, but too much to read for small children, getting bored quickly.
Written 20 February 2020
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Jen S
London, UK369 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Interesting to see the history of the incas and El Nino (who was on display when we were there). However, I do have to agree with the other reviews that there could be more english translations. The top floor is translated but the middle floor isn't - it doesn't make sense. Anyway, at only $200 entry per person you might as well go!
Written 9 February 2020
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Freewunderlust
Northern Argentina, Argentina84 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
This was a very well presented museum with alot of information.

It was slightly over priced comparatively.

It's all about the Mummies
Written 29 January 2020
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WindshearDon
Victoria, BC124 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
This museum concentrates on the mummified remains of several children who had been sacrificed by the Incas as tribute to their gods. Explanations were done well in Spanish and English with only the film's being Spanish only. Young children will need to be emotionally capable of witnessing the remains on exhibit and being understanding of the ceremony involved in their sacrifice. It might even encourage better behavior at home!

A good visit takes an hour. Very centrally located on the main plaza.
Written 29 January 2020
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