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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  • This museum is worth visiting for the building itself which was the governing one in colonial times. The contents of the museum are a varied mixture telling the history of the city.You will need to kn...  more »
  • This is a handsome and extensive neo-Colonial structure housing many rooms with archeological artifacts, furniture, paintings, and so on. There are two courtyards and overall, a good deal of charm abo...  more »
  • An easy In-the-square experience. The building might be as interesting as the collection and there were various "stories" available for telling about different periods, leaders, religious aspects, mon...  more »
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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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  • Not to be missed for tourists. Salta history to highlight. Nightly shows at the door of Cabildo, with chairs facing the stage, very cute
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