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Museo Santuarios Andinos (Museum of Andean Sanctuaries)

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Address: Santa Catalina 110, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054/200-345
Description: This museum’s main attraction is Juanita, whose ritually sacrificed and...
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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mummy juanita

We came here to tour the Mummy Juanita. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. The mummy is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We came here to tour the Mummy Juanita. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. The mummy is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Juanita was a 13 year old girl who was sacrificed to the Inca gods on Mt. Ampato. She was found on the top of the mountain in a very well preserved state frozen by the glacier. This small museum, part of a local university, is dedicated to her and she is preserved in a frozen case in one of the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Kind of like the Nazca Lines, seeing Juanita in person is so much more than seeing pictures or documentaries. Guides in plenty of languages with helpful information. No pictures allowed, period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was not to excited to see "Juanita" the frozen girl but was very surprised how interesting it was. There is a short movie before entering the museum and then there is a guided tour. Although some of the detail is conjecture, i really felt engrossed in the story. You can't walk in at any time, so check when the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First of all, the staff (and there are really many of them!) was unpolite and not well informed. Then the entrance fee is S/. 20 per person is very high for what you get to see. After having seen a short film about the discovery of mumia juanita you can visit the four chambers of the museums. But: there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The film describing the chance finding of Juanita and subsequent explorations flinging other child sacrifices was informative. I was disappointed to hear from our guide that they are no longer actively investigating Juanita or any of the other sacrifices because is too costly. The museum is mystical with all of the icons and offerings left with the children. How much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There a lot of aspects to this museum and the introductory movie that are interesting. Be aware there can be a wait before the tour starts with the movie and bags are required to be checked. Juanita was sacrificed to please the gods during a volcanic eruption and she was only discovered once that same volcano became active enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The museum is tucked away off a main street just off the Cathedral square. You need to pre-book a visit for the language that you require. The visit starts with a 20 minute video outlining the Inca history and the story of Juanita - the 15 year old Inca princess who was found on a cold mountain, frozen in time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The tour starts with a very interesting documentary about Juanita and how they found her, with glimpses into the past (and how it might have been) interwoven. If you visit the museum after that, those images stay with you, and you picture this girl walking for two months to her glorious end. Despite the fact that it must have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were recommended by other travelers and a hotel host to visit this museo in Arequipa. Fascinating story and info by National Geographic film and the artifacts that follow the story of finding the Inca sacrifice, Juanita, a young, Puno girl who traveled from Puno to Cusco and then to this high volcano at 6300m, a journey that took years.... More 

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Address: Address: Santa Catalina 110, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054/200-345
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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