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 visit MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta on your holiday in Salta, and find out what else Salta has to offer, use our Salta itinerary builder.
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  • A museum that you can not miss. Very well organized to do it without a guide. The exposed mummies are treated with great respect.
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  • Although it is a small Museum of the archaeological find known as the children of Llullaillaco sample is striking. We could only see the remains of the girl since for a preservation issue three remainders are not displayed but are rotated. The found items of pottery such as fabrics us back to 500 years ago and move us.
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  • While in this museum is the most important archaeological find of Salta, the Museum does not have a good script and attention is bad. People are very unfriendly
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  • It's a fantastic museum for those how have any intrest in the Inca history + most of the signs is also in English. The mummified children is an amazing sight witch facinated me tremendously Deffinetly worth the time and money
  • 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.
  • The Llullaillaco Children exhibit is unique and justifies the visit. The placards in English and Spanish are informative. I was hoping for a larger array of artifacts and in particular I was surprised that there was so little ancient artwork. Overall, I would definitely recommend a quick visit when you're in Salta, but it won't take long to see the whole museum.
  • Interesting and very nice place. Admission price fits the contents and quality.
  • El museo es bastante lindo.