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Address: Santa Catalina 210, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 54 200345

Museum of the archaeology of the Andes, with videos, and sometimes...

Museum of the archaeology of the Andes, with videos, and sometimes displays, of mummies found in the region.

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Fascinating ritual of Inkas

Good display of elements given by the inkas in these human sacrifices, the video helps better to understand, we couldnt see Juanita there was another girl but all in all worth it... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Chistine O
Toronto, Canada
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boston, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I don't why I expected this to be gimmicky, perhaps because many life experiences have taught some of us not to believe the hype. But, after watching the film, and checking out the exhibits, somehow I managed to be alone in the room with la momia Juanita before the crowds came in. And I was very moved by the reality... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Good display of elements given by the inkas in these human sacrifices, the video helps better to understand, we couldnt see Juanita there was another girl but all in all worth it In Arequipa you get to see and undertand better about this side of the inkas

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Yes it comes under at least three different names, but be assured the museum is unique. A fascinating look at the short lives of three sacrificial maidens, the most famous named "Juanita" the ice-maiden. The museum offers a very interesting video on how the mummies were discovered and is short enough to prevent ennui. Insightful and informative - what more... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Why does this museum have two reviews? One under Museo Santury & the other under its full name, Museo Santuarios Andinos?

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Started with a video that was actually pretty interesting and well done. The video was created in the United States (forgot what school) so it didn't need to be translated into English - very easy to understand. Our guide spoke English very well and the tour was interesting. He shared enough information that we felt like we were learning but... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

A short movie to start, it is quite hard to understand or hear what they say, it is a pity but you can guess...then a guide will give explanations about the pieces they found with the frozen mummies, very interesting, even too short..

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London, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Interesting display of artifacts but lighting is far too subdues to really see detail in some of the smaller pieces. Guides have varying levels of foreign language skills which may make things difficult for some. Note that address listed above is completely incorrect. It is at La Merced 110. 210 Santa Catalina will get you into an expensive restaurant and... More 

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