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. Using our online itinerary creator, Salta attractions like Salta Cabildo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Old building which is currently in redevelopment, simple, didn't see it well maintained or in architecture or maintenance. Little cleaning in their income. There is a small museum in the same to visit.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A very good place to tour, meet the history of Salta and North of Argentina, they recommend, don't miss it
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  • August 12, 2017
    Visit the cabildo of Salta is like entering a journey through history from the incas to the soldiers of defended our country. Visit each room and each room is exciting. The view of the plaza from the balcony is a must. Objects and memories of our history... highly recommended to visit and also very economic input. Do not miss it!
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  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2016
    Laid back, interesting and quick. Cheap too
  • March 14, 2015
    Great historical place, full of interesting details and valuable objects from the independence war. Some explanations should be expanded.
  • November 21, 2016
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  • July 24, 2017
    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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