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“Creepy Mummy”

Museo Santuarios Andinos
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USD 223.75*
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Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita...
Ranked #13 of 109 things to do in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Mummy was so creepy. We took the tour by ourselves and when we walked into the mummy room, it was creepy as heck. Rest of the museum was not that impressive.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I really liked this museum. We learned a lot of very interesting facts. You need to have a sweater, because the museum maintains colder air.

Thank lina65
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The reason to visit museum is about to discover two different sides of the same story. The way how the mummy was discovered is very unusual and dangerous, as well as the story about the girl. By my opinion, the selection of souvenirs is very poor, but prices for them are very high. The museum itself is very accurate, has nice yard. The guide was very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, answered all questions, very polite and patient. This museum not for everyone, very sensitive religion topic, for people, who really interested in Peruvian history, especially Quechua.

1  Thank landviewfinder
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I only have a few pics from this place because you couldn’t take your camera inside. It is well worth the visit. Firstly you hand over your bags and they put in a locker. Then you enter a room for a brief video on ‘Juanita’ and how she was found and what the purpose was of her sacrifice on the mountain. Then you enter the artefacts museum where you will actually see Juanita. That was a real treat. I found all the artefacts to be very interesting and the interpretation signage help to learn more along with the guide who spoke excellent English and was good at answering any of our questions.

Note that the room was very cold for obvious preservation reasons so wear a long sleeved top or cardigan.
Clean toilets and lockers to hold your bags.

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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musa274, administracón at Museo Santuarios Andinos, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and opinion.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This was an unforgettable experience! Hearing the story of Juanita, and of the custom of sacrifice of young children was one thing but actually getting to see the frozen body at the end, wow.

1  Thank lilyroseoz
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musa274, administracón at Museo Santuarios Andinos, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and opinion.

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