Museo Santuarios Andinos

Museo Santuarios Andinos, Arequipa: Hours, Address, Museo Santuarios Andinos Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Santuarios Andinos
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
This museum’s main attraction is Juanita, whose ritually sacrificed and frozen body was unearthed in a volcanic explosion. This young girl’s miraculously preserved DNA has provided priceless insight into the Inca civilization.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from A$11.35
All you need to step foot in the door.
Looking for more to do in Arequipa?
See bookable experiences
The area
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
617 within 5 kms
Attractions
71 within 10 kms
Popular mentions

4.5
1,557 reviews
Excellent
817
Very good
498
Average
180
Poor
33
Terrible
29

Heike G
Muenster, Germany12 contributions
Dec. 2021
Altough is not allowed to take pictures the visit was worth it , its displayed here a lot o objets found in the mountains and objets left as offerings with this amazing Inka mummy
Written 1 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naren S
36 contributions
Nov. 2021
We enjoyed the museum and the information we learned. It's a small museum, and you're guided with a bilingual tour guide on a thirty minute tour. We found the museum entry price (S/25 soles) to be a little high for such a short experience. Since what the museum holds within it is so precious and fascinating, we feel that it should be more affordable for everyone as some might miss out on this experience due to the cost.
However, we got to see the amazing Juanita, the preserved corpse of a girl who as sacrificed by the Inkas five centuries ago! The museum also has artifacts and textiles from that time period. All in all, the museum is worth visiting!
Written 6 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland34 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The museum is located in an elegant colonial house. Tours available in english and spanish for 20 soles are mandatory (because of covid they say), the visit lasts exactly 30 rushed minutes with 0 flexibility, the first 6 minutes of which are spent watching an outdated video in spanish with poorly translated english subtitles (like youtube cc). The museum is freezing (think cinemas in Thailand). There are a few rooms, with several glass cases per room. The explanations are rushed, but a couple of very nice items are exposed and it‘s interesting to see Juanita in her little freezer. Tips are expected at the end of the visit. Overpriced experience only worth doing if you have lots of time, but then again it only eats up 30-45 mins of your day.
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christy
Asheville, NC2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I just recieved my DNA back and apparently I'm related to her... the mummy mama juanita.. I was curious if im the last of her lineage or if anyone else has had the same findings???
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wacotom
Leander, TX1,080 contributions
Sep. 2019
Another good museum type tour. This is one of the better things to do in Arequipa and is easy to access from city center. We enjoyed the Museo. There were a couple nice little cafes near by so you could stop for a little lunch or dinner depending on you timing of the visit.
Written 19 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,463 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This is incredible and such a recent addition to the local history. 15 years since the remains were found almost intact despite being 500 years old. Really well put together with 20 minute video followed by excellent tour guide taking us around. Absolutely excellent
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tihana S
Zagreb29 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
The musem is very nice and informative. The tour begins with a great video that tells you about the discoveries. It is fascinating to see all the found treasures and the mummy in the end, although in these months Juanita was not on display.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith S
Cincinnati, OH200 contributions
Jun. 2019
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 out on a real human history story.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LeahSydney01
Sydney519 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
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 tour of the various exhibits (the relics found with the ice maiden and other children who were sacrificed on the nearby mountains) and culminates with a viewing of the ice maiden. Probably not ideal for younger children but otherwise very interesting and entertaining, although the subject matter is a bit dark.
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eileen B
Wellington, New Zealand204 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit here. While the focus is on the ice maiden it helps put all the Inca history your are hearing about in the region together. Human sacrifice is not a great topic, but important aspect of the culture and helps to remember that this area has so many natural disasters that must have been difficult to understand.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 610
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Museo Santuarios Andinos

Museo Santuarios Andinos is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Museo Santuarios Andinos admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$11.24, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$94.55 per person. See all 7 Museo Santuarios Andinos tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Museo Santuarios Andinos can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Museo Santuarios Andinos tickets and tours on Tripadvisor



Restaurants near Museo Santuarios Andinos: View all restaurants near Museo Santuarios Andinos on Tripadvisor