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Museo Santuarios Andinos (Museum of Andean Sanctuaries)

Santa Catalina 110, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 215013
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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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Santa Catalina 110, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum on very end of our Peru journey and it just gave big statement to everything we already saw and experience in Peru. In the end you see ice covered Juanita which is little scary but great. Our English-speaking guide was great...More

Thank Marko U
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A young guide walked us through the exhibit. Many artifacts on display ... items that were found with the children sacrificed on Mount Ampato. Had read Reinhard's book about finding "Juanita," but found it moving to see the child, the clothes, blankets, shoes, and artifacts...More

Thank yukonsueandray
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting artifacts from sacrificing rituals at the top of the volcanoes nearby. I would recommend waiting for a guided tour in your language. It’s tip the tour guide at the end fee. Make sure you have a jacket, sweater or shawl with you as...More

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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