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Salta Cabildo

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Address: Calle Caseros 541, Salta A4400DMK, Argentina
Phone Number: (0387) 0387- 4215340
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful building, less convincing exhibition

This historic townhouse is splendid and it is really worth spending some time in its patios and balcony. The exhibition is certainly less interesting unless you're a fan of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Probably best with a guide which we did not have Tells the story of Salta over the centuries but not well presented not well described; nice building

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Thank Clevlander
Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Cabildo in Salta is one of the buildings surrounding the city's central square. Housed inside is an interesting collection of historical artifacts covering the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-independence periods of Salta up to about the early 20th century. When I first entered I didn't realize how large the collection was--it can easily take up an hour or more of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Exclusive (they said) but expensive for artisanal products where you can actually find just right the artisanal market outside the premises for a way better price than this place offers.

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Thank Kristine R
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

This museum is right at the square and worth a visit and very interesting but essentially all the information was in Spanish so foreign visitors do not get the full benefit of the visit. The building is old and good and they have done a good job with the displays but not that good for non Spanish speaking tourists

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Thank Oldjack
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

With the exception of the opening audio presentation, it's all in Spanish. So if you don't read Spanish you will be stumbling, but it's still rather obvious what's going on and it's only 20 pesos to enter so it's well worth your time. Lots of history of the area from the indigenous to the 1900's. A very cool 1911 Renault... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This historic townhouse is splendid and it is really worth spending some time in its patios and balcony. The exhibition is certainly less interesting unless you're a fan of paintings of old generals or of parts of destroyed churches. There are however a few informative artifacts, and it was nice learning about the history of transportation in the area.

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Thank JMGeneva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Interesting exhibition about the history of Salta with a lovely array of artifacts from different periods. All set in a very beautiful old building with a truly lovely courtyard full of orange flowers. Was an informative experience and also a nice shady indoor break during a very sunny day.

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Thank Mei C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Certainly worth a visit is you are in the Plaza. Pity none of the exhibitions are translated into English. Understand we are in Argentina, but would be nice if even there was a shorter summery for each room.

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Thank Suehowley
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

This museum is as unpretentious as it gets and yet it's collection spans from 0 - 500 AD to very recent times. There are some fabulous archeological artefacts from the earlier periods through to the highly decorative items of Spanish and the current very Catholic era - all interesting in their own right.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Old colonial building that is well kept. Used to be a government site. One of the city's main tourist attractions. At night it's lit up.

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