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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  • Lots of history to see as well as the famous child mummies. A well told story. The price has gone up to $130  more »
  • This is beautifully and sensitively designed, it is more like a shrine to the three mummified children than a traditional exhibition. I would put this at the top of any visit to Salta  more »
  • Preserved remains of children sacrificed and explanations of the rituals that led to their demise presented in graphic detail  more »
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  • 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!
  • The museum gives a respectfull and good information of the 3 children inka mummies
  • Good experience of the Inca history and traditions. The mommies are quite impressive, as well as the documentaries explaining their discovery