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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
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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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Beautiful sanctuary

Tucked away behind walls this colourful sanctuary offers some peace and quietness. Beautiful courtyards with fountains and well tended gardens all connect via narrow passages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away behind walls this colourful sanctuary offers some peace and quietness. Beautiful courtyards with fountains and well tended gardens all connect via narrow passages winding between little cottages, churches and domestic quarters.

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Indaiatuba, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is great. It has the amazing story of Juanita, a mummy that you can see there and it´s perfectly intatc since she was found in the volcano. It tells a lot about Inca history.

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Riga, Latvia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definetly must to see museum - in 1 hour you can get very good understanding how Inca people lived. Thanks to found mummy Juanita and other 17 more bodies with belongings you can get very deep understanding about Inca people values, food and traditions. Great moovie and exhibition. Highly recomended to visit!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we hadn't known what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. guide was good and the Juanita mummy was there - gruesome but fascinating

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend visiting this while in Arequipa, reasonably priced and fascinating, check to see which mummy is on display! Staff are very informative

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Oakland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mummies found in 1995 near Mount Ampato shed light on Inca practice of human sacrifice of young women from the noble classes. Make sure you see the video.

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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen the mummy collection in the museum in Cairo and was fascinated. But this mummy moved me, I got a sense of her terrible death and how terrible her last few hours must have been on the mountain.

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australie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do pay for the tour guide so that your visit is a lot more meaningful Truly amazing story about inca human sacrifices

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this museum begins with a 20 minute film about the history and discovery of the Incan child sacrifices. This film does a good job on educating visitors on what they are about to see in the museum. Once inside the museum, all of the items on display (pottery, jewelry, textiles, figurines and pictures) are all items from... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The whole museum about one mummy and I guess admission fee of 20 soles apart from the suggested tip for the guide is a bit on the higher side.

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