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Museo Santuarios Andinos, Arequipa

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Museo Santuarios Andinos is famous for its collection of Incan ice mummies, including a 600-year-old frozen body of a young girl called Juanita. Start your visit with the film about this discovery and the history of the Incan child sacrifices to the mountain gods. Then, browse the exhibits of pottery, jewelry, textiles, and figurines, which were buried along with the mummies as funeral offerings. Exhibited in a refrigerated glass case in the last room, Juanita's body undergoes restoration every year, while another mummy takes her place. Plan your visit to Museo Santuarios Andinos and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Arequipa itinerary builder.
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  • I was surprised at the expensive price of the visit. But it was nevertheless very interesting. You pay both for hallway and then for the guide. Since the Abbey is big for most out of guided tour.
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  • First of all, Juanita is not here now, instead of Juanita, there is Salita. But the front desk guy didn't tell us this! Besides, I have no idea why we paid 20 sole each person already and we have to p...  more »
  • See the Mummy Juanita and meet your story is really a must. Ride full of Andean culture and history. The site is banned cameras and mobile phones, which are deposited in lockers with key before starting the tour.
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  • Great to see and learn more about Juanita. You have to pay for a guide and entrance, which is a bit expensive
  • Educational and interesting. Might be a bit expensive, as others stated, but worth the money.
  • A little bit expensive at 20 soles entry. There are tours in Spanish and English, tips are expected. Interesting artifacts and of course, Juanita!
  • It's 20 soles but I didn't get inside
  • Weird.