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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museo Santuarios Andinos and many more Arequipa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Arequipa trip planner.
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  • I was doubtful about visiting Juanita but was very glad I did, I’ll leave you to discover for yourself.  more »
  • Located half a block from the Plaza de Armas is a must-see museum on your visit to the White City. Cell phones and photographs are not allowed. The cost of the ticket is S/. 5 for the national tourist. After a didactic video, we pass through the different halls in which the guide explains the vestiges found in the different expeditions to the volcanoes. Finally, in a conditioned room, the remains of "Juanita" are shown, which is misnamed mummy because it did not suffer mummification process... it's amazing its state of conservation because of the freeze it was in for so long. At the end of the visit, the guide can be tipped.
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  • This museum is able with only guided tours with are in English and Spanish only. It is really cold in museum and you have to leave your backpack at reception, so make sure to take your jacket with you...  more »
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  • Our guide advised us to spend some time here and I am so happy he did. The story of the mummy is amazing and like nothing I've ever seen
  • Incredible museum and very interesting story about Juanita, the frozen maiden from the times of Incan sacrifices. Includes a 20 minute video in English/French/German and a guided tour explaining the discoveries of the sacrifice rituals. A bit spooky to see the preserved frozen body at the end of the tour though
  • Mattress might as well have been a cardboard box. The bar was empty yet determinedly blasted out music to the cavernous nothing until well into 10pm. Othewise - fine
  • Great place to see and learn about children sacrifice, 20 soles for foreigners you're not allowed in with backpacks or cell phones or any cameras for that matter.
  • Small but very efficiently presented. Very interesting history and narrator's comments.
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