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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  • Study the history of Salta before visiting the town. enjoy the Cabildo (Council) and your Museum. place of easy access.
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  • If you want to know a little about the rich history of Salta you can not fail to visit the Town Hall, is located in front of the square in the Centre. It is a very good visit by the quality and quantity of historical pieces that are exhibited. Also excellent care of the people who work there.
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  • Very rich in colonial history and contemporary, perfectly preserved, with a rate minimum is accessible even to the balcony which overlooks the plaza
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  • 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.
  • Laid back, interesting and quick. Cheap too
  • Great historical place, full of interesting details and valuable objects from the independence war. Some explanations should be expanded.
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  • Excellent place that has the Saltena history with well preserved objects. It has beautiful courtyards. Affordable entry. It has bathrooms and guides if necessary.
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