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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  • We had a fantastic experience at this museum! Paid 20 Nuevo sol’s to get in, waited a small while for the video to be played in English then went on an English tour where they explained in detail the ...  more »
  • The history of the Incas is really amazing. I had already done some tours in Cusco where I had learned about a little of their history and in this museum the story became even more interesting. It's a very rich culture and the story about them is very interesting. To be able to see an Andean figure (INCA) closely, which is Juanita, it's creepy. It is very worth the visit! The entrance costs 20 soles if I am not mistaken, has half entrance for students, can not enter with cell phone. The tour is guided, and you can give the value you find viable for the guide. It's optional.
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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
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