Salta Cabildo, Salta

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Salta Cabildo dates back to the 1600s and was officially named a national historic landmark in 1937. Today this site houses the North Historical Museum and Colonial Museum of Fine Arts, which provide a history of the region (although exhibits are not translated into English). Originally built in 1626, this colonial building would be rebuilt and restored several times--first by ​​Captain Diego Velez de Alcocer in 1676 and then by Colonel of Militias and camp master Don Antonio de Figueroa and Mendoza in 1780. This building served as government headquarters until 1880, and was later restored by architect Mario Buschiazzo. Use our Salta route planning tool to visit Salta Cabildo on your trip to Salta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is worth a visit because the Museum is installed in the old cabildo of Salta and in its rooms has an extensive collection of material which reflects parts of the history of the North of Argentina. Some exposed elements are better preserved that others, but horse-drawn carriages and a 1911 Renault which are in one of the courtyards reveal a lamentable deterioration, despite a dubious notice that are in restoration. In addition, from the balconies enjoying a privileged view of the city's main square. You are not allowed to take photographs in the exhibition halls. The input is a very affordable price.
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  • I really enjoyed this visit. I was fortunate to attend a presentation of the military band when I was visiting and I could watch from the balcony of the Town Hall, the Museum is Great!
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  • I really liked the tour of the Museum. The coin collection is amazing, they informed me that within it there is a denarius of the time of Christ. They are very friendly and attentive to explaining the history. I recommend you to visit. the entry is economic.
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  • A nice museum with very interesting items (art, archiological, religous etc.) from different eras in the history of Salta Province. The building and the inner patio are beautiful. No explanations in english, though. (taking pics inside the museum is not allowed)
  • Great historical place, full of interesting details and valuable objects from the independence war. Some explanations should be expanded.
  • Nice museum. Unfortunately the information. Is only in Spanish, however there are some interesting artefacts and the courtyard and building itself make it worth the visit. It's free too, so you can't go wrong.
  • Can do with more English explanation.
  • Beautiful old building with lots of history
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