MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, Salta

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Gain a new perspective on the Inca culture at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. Dedicated to one of the most important archeological finds of the 20th century--the discovery of three sacrificed children at the top of the Llullaillaco volcano--the museum unravel some the mysteries of this fabled culture. You can come shockingly close to the institution's key attraction, the mummified and almost perfectly preserved remains of one the three children. Check the website for guided tours, the easiest way to experience the museum's exhibits. To find out how to plan a trip to Salta, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Very interesting to know the Museum, has an audiovisual presentation, explained the history of Salta, well decorated!
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  • October 6, 2017
    A really beautiful building where are kept and exhibited the children of Llullaillaco. During your tour you transport you in time and you can assess and admire objects which were preserved through the years due to the high mountain climate. A bound place that you must visit.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Is something exceptionally np seems this Museum of high mountain that was in argentina is something in jumps you can not miss the Estrada 100 pesos per person
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  • January 18, 2017
    Very unique museum. Must see, the child exposed is very impressive. Low light, but good to see. Only one child is exposed to preserve the children, every 6 months there will be another child. The terrace outside is nice for a drink!
  • October 17, 2016
    This museum disappointed me, but I have come to expect this in latin America. First there is ample space in this museum to display the prime objects of interest; the children mummies. Yet they display only one at a time. The reason you come to this museum; to see the mummies! And the lighting is really quite bad; OK I understand the mummies have to be protected but the rest of the displays are so dark as to be worthless. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they were designing this place! You cannot take photos. I never use flash but some people will use flash or don't even know how to turn it off; this is unfortunate for everyone.
  • February 12, 2017
    A great experience! Very well organized! I learned a lot!
  • March 17, 2017
    The museum gives a respectfull and good information of the 3 children inka mummies
  • December 27, 2016
    Good experience of the Inca history and traditions. The mommies are quite impressive, as well as the documentaries explaining their discovery

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