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Museo Santuarios Andinos

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This museum’s main attraction is Juanita, whose ritually sacrificed and frozen body was unearthed in a volcanic explosion. This young girl’s miraculously preserved DNA has provided priceless insight into the Inca civilization.
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La Merced 110 | A Media Cuadra De La Plaza De Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 286613
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very special and intriguing little museum. The Juanita mummy itself is kind of creepy. Don’t forget to tip the guide. They speak English well.

Thank zuppiat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took advantage of a personal guide. Started out with a 20 minute National Geographic movie exposing the discovery of human sacrifices 500 years old. Those murdered to appease the Gods to prevent volcanic activity were ages 8 through 14. Whilst I had heard of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative and different from most museums. Guides were very knowledgeable. Be prepared, it’s quite dark inside.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it was a really fantastic trip for a very low cost. 20 soles pr oerson + if you voluntarily are giving a tip to the guides whi are not on salary. It is a historical milestone, and a fantastic discovery. But now I...More

Thank Hanne og Michae... S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wonderful small museum is dedicated to explaining the finding and preservation of this Inca 15 year old, and many others like her. The film is fascinating and the guides all very knowledgeable. Don’t miss it when you are there. It will only take hour...More

Thank Mandy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museo Santuarios Andinos is by far my favorite museum and probably my 2nd favorite place in Peru after Machu Picchu. This place wasnt on my list before my trip to Peru but someone recommended it and I'm so glad I went to see it!! Spooky...More

Thank corinc368
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum doesn’t take but about an hour, including a video that lasts about 20 minutes. It’s totally worth it just to learn about Juanita and see the “mummy” in person. It’s actually very fascinating the way the body has been preserved for so many...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Juanita the Inca maiden was a bit of an unexpected highlight of my trip to Arequipa. It’s a very well organized museum and the guides are very knowledgeable. The only downfall was that it was a bit rushed. I would have liked to linger a...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely spooky! A well put together small museum, accompanied by a very knowledgeable guide, made a visit here one to remember. Make sure not to miss it!

Thank btc12016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum pays respect to local art and culture. The museum houses the remains of "Juanita", Maiden of Ampato, perfectly preserved mummy of a 14 - years - old Inca girl discovered in 1995 on the summit of Mount Ampato

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Grazyna W
6 January 2017|
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Response from r0bertjamese | Reviewed this property |
From what i can see in Google, the hours are 9am to 6pm. With Juanita, I would check first as they do remove her for a few months of the year and replace her with one of the other Ice Mummies. Hope this helps
25 April 2015|
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Response from Gioconda G | Reviewed this property |
When you are in Arequipa, stop by and confirm if Juanita is there before you buy your tickets. They might have other mummys or attractions in May. The museum is in downtown Arequipa, so do this as you are walking through... More