Museo Antropológico


Has good representations of local ceramics, especially from the Tastil ruins (Argentina’s largest pre-Inca town), and some well-designed displays in its attractive, purpose-built spaces.

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Nearby Salta attractions

1. Güemes Monument

0.11 MILES

This monument at the foot of Cerro San Bernardo marks the start of the path up the hill.

2. Cerro San Bernardo


For outstanding views of Salta, take the teleférico from Parque San Martín to the top of this hill, a 1km ride that takes eight minutes. Alternatively,…

3. Convento de San Bernardo

0.48 MILES

Only Carmelite nuns may enter this 16th-century convent, the oldest building in Salta (though it was rebuilt into its current form in the 1840s after…

4. Iglesia San Francisco

0.71 MILES

This magenta-and-yellow church is Salta’s most striking. The exuberant facade is topped by a slender tower; inside are several venerated images, including…

5. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

0.76 MILES

Displays the work of contemporary artists from Salta and further afield. The space is well lit and usually exhibits high-quality canvases, multimedia…

6. Catedral Basilica de Salta

0.81 MILES

Salta’s pink cathedral was consecrated in 1878 and harbors the ashes of (among other notables) General Martín Miguel de Güemes, a salteño (resident of…

8. Museo Histórico del Norte

0.85 MILES

Set on the plaza in the lovely cabildo (town hall), this collection ranges from pre-Columbian ceramics through to colonial-era religious art (admire the…