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Salta Cabildo

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Address: Calle Caseros 541, Salta A4400DMK, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Salta City Half Day Tour
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 know Spanish to get more out of your visit.

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New Paltz, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 about the place. Well worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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, money and coinage (which, given Argentina's financial struggles can well be placed in a museum). A good way to learn a bit in 45 minutes. The story telling aspects could be improved but... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great old building of the Cabildo of Salta, with a very beautiful architecture and that makes you go back in time to the time of the colony. It is in front of the central square, therefore close to anything in Salta.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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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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