Tourist Attraction in Salta: Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña
The Museum of High Mountain Archeology or MAAM was born from the will of the Government of the Province of Salta to safeguard, study and disseminate the discovery of the children of Llullaillaco, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of recent times, dating back more than 500 years, during the height of the Inca state, shortly before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The MAAM occupies a historic and imposing building from the mid-19th century, located in front of the main square of the city of Salta (Plaza 9 de Julio). Its façade, restored and valued, is part of the neo-Gothic style of the Victorian brand. The interior has been refurbished in order to adapt it to its new function. Equipped with the most modern technology, it develops several activities that converge around the conservation, study and diffusion of the valuable collections that are exposed there. It has a permanent exhibition area and another for temporary exhibitions, scientific study laboratories and museum conservation laboratories. It also has a multipurpose room, cafeteria and souvenir shop. It also works and highlights a bar whose menu includes dishes created by local chefs with the same ingredients used by the Incas.