Museo Santuarios Andinos, Arequipa

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Museo Santuarios Andinos is famous for its collection of Incan ice mummies, including a 600-year-old frozen body of a young girl called Juanita. Start your visit with the film about this discovery and the history of the Incan child sacrifices to the mountain gods. Then, browse the exhibits of pottery, jewelry, textiles, and figurines, which were buried along with the mummies as funeral offerings. Exhibited in a refrigerated glass case in the last room, Juanita's body undergoes restoration every year, while another mummy takes her place. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museo Santuarios Andinos and many more Arequipa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Arequipa trip planner.
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  • At first glance, the museum may seem to focus only on the sight of Juanita, a little girl found frozen and mummified in 1995 500 years after her death following a sacrifice to the gods. In fact it is not so, because if you manage to do the tour with the guide, this explains everything in detail and you can understand a lot about the Inca culture with particular reference to religious rituals. It's actually not really cheap but I found it very interesting.
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  • The tickets very comfortable, the whole tour is 1 approx, first the video and then a guide explains the whole story (you should collaborate with the guide is not contemplated in ticket price), it is a nice place to meet and this in the center of the city
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  • Our guide advised us to spend some time here and I am so happy he did. The story of the mummy is amazing and like nothing I've ever seen
  • Incredible museum and very interesting story about Juanita, the frozen maiden from the times of Incan sacrifices. Includes a 20 minute video in English/French/German and a guided tour explaining the discoveries of the sacrifice rituals. A bit spooky to see the preserved frozen body at the end of the tour though
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