Museo Santuarios Andinos, Arequipa

4.2
#2 of 18 in Museums in Arequipa
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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  • Did not cost much. When are you going to see another Ice Maiden up close and well preserved. It did not take much time to go threw the museum. I think if you don't see the exhibit you are missing.....  more »
  • This museum only takes an hour or so to visit and is well worth the small entry fee. The visit starts with a video about the ice maiden and incan child sacrifice generally, is followed by a guided...  more »
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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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