Museo Santuarios Andinos
Museo Santuarios Andinos
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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4.5
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Matthew J
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I should first state that the artefacts are well worth a visit and I would rate that a 4 star, what I want to warn others about is the scam on tipping.
The English speaking young lady on reception stated the price but then firmly pointed out that this did not include a tip for the guide which should also be paid.
Since you cannot visit by yourselves and have to go around with a guide, it is obvious the guides are paid to do exactly that. When it came to the end of our tour, the guide turned, stood in our way and repeated that we had only paid for the entrance to the museum and that now we should tip her. I feel bad because I gave in and tipped 5 soles for each of us. Bearing in mind we give our normal tour guides & drivers 10-20 soles per day. 5 soles for 20 mins was way too much. If you are going to pay up I suggest 1-2 soles but really you should not be intimidated into tipping at all.
Again, I enjoyed the museum but I simply want to warn others that there is a scam going on here.
Written October 28, 2023
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Kathiresa P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
EXCELLENT PLACE TO VISIT. ITS REALLY HEAVENLY TO GO HERE. DONT MISS IT GYS. I STRONGY RECOMMENT YOU.
Written June 12, 2023
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Mark W
London9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Really disappointing. As mentioned in other reviews it’s compulsory to have a guided tour. When we arrived and were told this we politely asked if we could go around without a guide. The man in the desk immediately ignored us and started talking to another couple behind us. Incredibly rude. Half the tour is a 20min video with terrible sound quality. The guided tour was rushed and ruined the experience.

Note that the museum is sponsored by the Catholic university and is therefore biased. We recommend doing some Quechua guided tours to get the real local history before attending.
Written May 6, 2023
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Heather M
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Excellent tour in English explaining the discovered and artefacts around the frozen Inca child sacrifices. Very well presented. I would definitely recommend. Unfortunately you can not take photos but I did buy a postcard. The museum should sell a book with pictures but they don’t seem to
Written September 27, 2022
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Matvl
4,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The museum is interesting - particularly if you’re intrigued by the ice mummies. The collection and interpretation are good, though nothing mind blowing. It’s worth exploring a bit. Not Juanita not always in residence (though they switch her it with another mummy).
Written August 6, 2022
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CFEIII
Center, TX4,994 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I took the tour this morning, knowing that Juanita wasn’t on display. I didn’t get a ticket till I got there (25 soles), they do require masks and vaccination proof. The introduction video was good, and gave a good background to what happened and where, plus a bit about the explorer/finders. The displays were pretty interesting to me having seen somewhat similar items in other museums. I was surprised that another one of the sacrificed children was on display! You really can’t see that much. There have been 16 child sacrifices found. A little disappointing that no picture taking was allowed in the museum
Written August 5, 2022
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Michael B
Egypt34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Note: In July 2022, we visited and were surprised to learn that Juanita has been removed from public viewing. No one informed us of this until after the guided tour. The fabrics and offerings are interesting and another mummy is presented. However, if you are planning to come to see “this museum’s main attraction,” be sure to ask ahead of your visit if Juanita is back on display.
Written July 23, 2022
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lensoflaurie
London, UK84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
It was really interesting to see the artefacts and Juanita. The video at the beginning gave great context to the rest of the museum. I enjoyed the guided experience as items on display were explained. However, the experience is way over priced for a 30 minute tour as you are then expected to pay the guide afterwards. The Catacombs of Lima were half the price with a guided tour that lasted over an hour and the guide didn’t ask for any payment at the end. The rushed element to the museum really lets this place down as you are unable to enjoy it in your own time.
Written May 15, 2022
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Heike G
Muenster, Germany12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Altough is not allowed to take pictures the visit was worth it , its displayed here a lot o objets found in the mountains and objets left as offerings with this amazing Inka mummy
Written January 1, 2022
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Naren S
43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We enjoyed the museum and the information we learned. It's a small museum, and you're guided with a bilingual tour guide on a thirty minute tour. We found the museum entry price (S/25 soles) to be a little high for such a short experience. Since what the museum holds within it is so precious and fascinating, we feel that it should be more affordable for everyone as some might miss out on this experience due to the cost.
However, we got to see the amazing Juanita, the preserved corpse of a girl who as sacrificed by the Inkas five centuries ago! The museum also has artifacts and textiles from that time period. All in all, the museum is worth visiting!
Written December 6, 2021
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