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Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena

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Interesting, a little disturbing

An inexpensive attraction (about 50 cents US). Not really very big. The "mummies" are actually... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2017
Bruce F
More than I expected

I had heard of the museo and it's mummies and wasn't too keen but had time in Santa Elena and... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2017
Barb L
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Feb 17, 2017
“Interesting, a little disturbing”
Jan 27, 2017
“More than I expected”
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

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.

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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2016

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.

Thank William M
Reviewed March 15, 2015

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.

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Reviewed February 21, 2015

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...More

Thank argein
Reviewed December 15, 2014

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...More

Thank Ray M
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