Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena: Address, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena Reviews: 3.5/5

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
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Bruce F
Salem, OR172 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
An inexpensive attraction (about 50 cents US). Not really very big. The "mummies" are actually German children's skeletal remains from the Caste War era. Signage is in Spanish.
Written February 17, 2017
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viajePALZ
Bethel Park, PA274 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
For 10 pesos each, it was a nice way to spend some time. There were good photographs of many local ruins. It was somber to view the mummies, especially of the children. We also explored the attached church. I'm not sure it was allowed, but since the door was open we decided to climb the hand hewn spiral wooden stairs up to the top. Halfway up we viewed the balcony and walked a narrow passage the length of the church. Then we continued up to the top. Unfortunately there was a gate that prevented us from going onto the roof. The floor tiles in the church were still loose over the area where the mummies had been removed. Good place to stop for a break.
Written March 9, 2016
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argein
Edinburgh, UK154 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
3 stars is maybe a little mean - anyone with half an hour to spare in Santa Elena should have a look at this rather interesting little museum, which is really an attempt to show the continuity over the ages in certain local customs, especially those relating to death and burial. Some time ago the museum was rather professionally set up but inevitably over time things have become a little shabby. It really does help if you understand Spanish (or at least read it); the young guardian is very keen to explain things and, as we do have a bit of Spanish, he helped our understanding quite a bit.
Written February 21, 2015
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marthaevapearl11
Lincoln, NE25 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Mummies not that interesting-but cheap and funds clearly needed-you can drive to top of hill and park next to Church if you want
Written June 30, 2019
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Craig T
San Rafael, CA1,048 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not a place to go out of your way for, but a nice little museum what they say are mummies but are really just piles of bones. Don't expect Egypt.
Written December 31, 2018
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Barb L
Simcoe, Canada48 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
I had heard of the museo and it's mummies and wasn't too keen but had time in Santa Elena and decided to go.
The entry fee is a pittance and worth it. More than mummies it has some good information on the farming and uses of sisal as well as nearby historical sites. The whole thing can be seen in 15 to 20 minutes and is a nice quiet stop.
Written January 27, 2017
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William M
Union City, TN7 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
A very interesting and brief history back in time of the Mission of Santa Elena. Worth your time to visit and get a bit of local history.
Written March 5, 2016
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FlamingoFanciers
Olympia, WA12 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
This small museum can be viewed in just a few minutes, from my perspective. It is on the side of the main church in town.
Written March 15, 2015
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Ray M
Sussex, Canada706 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
A large impressive old style Spanish Church overshadows the adjoining buildings where the mummies reside. The museum is small and simple. All verbage is in Spanish and there is not a lot to see other than 4 mummies that were recovered from the floor of the Church when renovations were underway a long while ago. Still interesting to visit if passing through but not something to go out of your way for.
Written December 15, 2014
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