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“AKA The Museum of Juanita or Museo Santuarios Andinos or Museo Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria”
Review of Museo Santury

Museo Santury
Ranked #54 of 101 things to do in Arequipa
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Owner description: Museum of the archaeology of the Andes, with videos, and sometimes displays, of mummies found in the region.
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Yes it comes under at least three different names, but be assured the museum is unique. A fascinating look at the short lives of three sacrificial maidens, the most famous named "Juanita" the ice-maiden. The museum offers a very interesting video on how the mummies were discovered and is short enough to prevent ennui.
Insightful and informative - what more could you ask of a museum.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Why does this museum have two reviews? One under Museo Santury & the other under its full name, Museo Santuarios Andinos?

Thank Masca
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Started with a video that was actually pretty interesting and well done. The video was created in the United States (forgot what school) so it didn't need to be translated into English - very easy to understand. Our guide spoke English very well and the tour was interesting. He shared enough information that we felt like we were learning but not so much that we were bored. I would definitely recommend it. I think the video and tour combined lasted about an hour.

Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

A short movie to start, it is quite hard to understand or hear what they say, it is a pity but you can guess...then a guide will give explanations about the pieces they found with the frozen mummies, very interesting, even too short..

Thank LIN B
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Interesting display of artifacts but lighting is far too subdues to really see detail in some of the smaller pieces. Guides have varying levels of foreign language skills which may make things difficult for some.
Note that address listed above is completely incorrect. It is at La Merced 110.
210 Santa Catalina will get you into an expensive restaurant and some jewellry and clothing stores

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