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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  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Convento de Santa Catalina!!!! Something that everyone have to visit in Arequipa Just Beautiful and very impressive, well conserves and maintenance.
  • We wanted to visit but just now the mummy is not there and they only offer guided tours - Covid is more safe when you walk in a group. We left as the reason to visit this place is the mommy and guided tours are a waste of time.

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