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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really good museum portrayal of an intriguing story. It was 'brought to life' by the initial film show and then the tour takes you through the details of what is a legendary tale about one sacrificial victim.
The guide was excellent and the exhibits all add to the mystique.
Well worth a visit.

Thank GRLUK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here mainly to view the Juanita Mummy, the well preserved frozen body of a young Incan sacrifice victim. I, personally, found the experience a little disturbing. The museum also houses a number of artifacts found during the expedition that discovered Juanita.

Thank 53Shadrach
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit starts with a 20 minute video explaining the culture behind the sacrifices. After this you are taken around the museum to be shown and explained each exhibit. The tour guides are not paid so you need to tip the guide at the end of the tour. The mummified body was astonishing and just amazing to think the body has survived all this time. Recommend a trip to understand more about the Inca people and their reasonings behind human sacrifice.

Thank helen_1662
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special and intriguing little museum. The Juanita mummy itself is kind of creepy. Don’t forget to tip the guide. They speak English well.

Thank zuppiat
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We took advantage of a personal guide. Started out with a 20 minute National Geographic movie exposing the discovery of human sacrifices 500 years old. Those murdered to appease the Gods to prevent volcanic activity were ages 8 through 14. Whilst I had heard of the sacrifices this brought the disgusting practice home. The tour ended with a viewing of "Juanita" a 12 to 14 year old girl. Most of these children were from upper echelon families or royalty and chosen at birth or shortly thereafter. In theory these children felt honored to sacrifice and we're told that they would join the Gods in immortality.

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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Informative and different from most museums. Guides were very knowledgeable. Be prepared, it’s quite dark inside.

Thank thetapdancer
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I think it was a really fantastic trip for a very low cost. 20 soles pr oerson + if you voluntarily are giving a tip to the guides whi are not on salary. It is a historical milestone, and a fantastic discovery. But now I think the girl "Juanita" should have some peace. Science, the inhabitants of Peru, and the many tourists habe had their look on this fantastic little girl. I think it would be descent to give her a properly burial, and lay her to rest. Arequipa will still have a fantastic story, many many items from this and other graves. But now I think she, in her death has given more than enough. I don't think anyone wants to be revealed as a tourist attraction 500 years after their death. But I am admitting it was a very touching story and a interresting experience.
R.i.p. Juanita.

Thank Hanne og Michae... S
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

The wonderful small museum is dedicated to explaining the finding and preservation of this Inca 15 year old, and many others like her. The film is fascinating and the guides all very knowledgeable. Don’t miss it when you are there. It will only take hour of your time.

Thank Mandy E
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Museo Santuarios Andinos is by far my favorite museum and probably my 2nd favorite place in Peru after Machu Picchu. This place wasnt on my list before my trip to Peru but someone recommended it and I'm so glad I went to see it!! Spooky but what an amazing experience. The 20-minute video is really informative. Be sure to hire a guide, they know the history! Photos are not allowed inside. 20 soles entrance fee and tip your guide please! Also, bring warm clothes because it is a bit cold inside for an obvious reason.. to preserve Juanita

Thank corinc368
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum doesn’t take but about an hour, including a video that lasts about 20 minutes. It’s totally worth it just to learn about Juanita and see the “mummy” in person. It’s actually very fascinating the way the body has been preserved for so many years due to the cold. The tour itself isn’t really necessary, you could just get s ticket, watch the movie, then explore the museum yourself for a bit. It’s intended for the crew to get tips honestly.

Thank PillowPopper
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