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Museo Santuarios Andinos

Calle La Merced N0 110 | A media cuadra de la Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 286613
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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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“ice maiden” (40 reviews)
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Calle La Merced N0 110 | A media cuadra de la Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 286613
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Smaller than I expected. But the guide gave us a lot of information about the way people lived ages before the incas, details about their beliefs and how they influenced every-day life. They have guides that know english, french

Thank Elphax
musa274, administración at Museo Santuarios Andinos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your visit and your opinion.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small museum but very interesting. You start the tour with a 20 minute film about the expedition to uncover the Inca ice maiden Juanita. The guide is very knowledgeable and the tour explains the culture and religion of the Incas. The exhibit...More

Thank Deana C
musa274, adminitración at Museo Santuarios Andinos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thanks for comming.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is dedicated to the discover of Juanita, an Inca mumy discovered near Arequipa. Juanita herself worth a vsit

Thank Luiz D
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The only reason I visited the museum was to see Juanita. And I was not disappointed at all. Her mummy was well-preserved. There was an interesting introductory video and fascinating artefacts in the museum as well. An English-speaking guide is likewise available.

Thank BonkersExplorer
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A short but fascinating trip into the search and discovery of human sacrifice. The discovery of Juanita is told in a 20 minute video, then you tour the museum and if you are lucky, Juanita will be there to see. Perhaps ask first if she...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The old National Geographic film was informative. Then we had a guided tour. Our English speaking guide supplied by the museum was difficult to understand. She spoke so quickly in a heavy accent. However, the treasures there are amazing and the it was quite amazing...More

Thank Tappy Feet
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Fascinating look at the incredibly well preserved body of Juanita! Amazing history and insight into the Inca culture. A must visit!!!

Thank wildmom54
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice way to spend an hour or so. Yes, it cost 20 soles ( a whole $6.50!) to enter and the tour wasn't very long even with the introductory video. But, you've come all the way to Peru and this is an opportunity...More

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The main attraction, I suppose, has to be to see the mummified body of a young teenage girl who was ritually sacrificed about 500 years ago. Discovered by archaeologist Johan Reinhard in 1995 she is now housed in climate-controlled glass case with the promise of...More

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We did a half day tour of Arequipa which did not include this experience but our guide suggested we return and have a look. It was well worth the effort and a great insight into the culture. Beware it can get cold inside when viewing...More

Thank Nick H
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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