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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  • Very interesting and tastefully done museum though it still felt slightly odd and voyeuristic to be looking at a dead person frozen in time. But the museum is done well and gives a great insight into ...  more »
  • Intrinsic story of pre-Columbian civilization that tells the Museum is unique. Awakens a curiosity and admiration for a people that existed for many in the past. Archaeology, history and culture lovers should not hesitate to visit this place.
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  • The Museum in general is very complete, I would have liked to make the visit with the guide but it wasn't the day I went. Only exposed 1 3 mummies every day. The only downside is that you can not take pictures (not even without flash) in the entire Museum. Prices: from Salta residents (with ID) $ 40, $ 100 Argentines, foreigners $ 120
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  • Very Good! But sad that they are hiding the two last treasures (the to children). You only are going to see one of them.
  • Very nice museum with great history. 3 mummies found on top of mountain. Too bad you can't take pics inside
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • A great experience! Very well organized! I learned a lot!

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