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All reviews ice maiden on display small museum human sacrifice juanita mummy guided tour young girl minute film introductory video mummified remains mummified body visit starts inca life tour starts the main attraction different languages entry fee
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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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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 5 March 2018 via mobile

The visit is short and it starts with a short informative video about how the mommies were found and the reasons they were at the summit of the mountains and volcanos in the area. There is a nice exhibit. Only one mommy is displayed at any given time. They offer guides in different languages. Bags, cell phones, cameras, food and beverages are not allowed in the exhibit area, but the museum offers safe lockers at the reception area. A jacket is advisable as the mommies must be kept at a low temperature and the museum tends to be a bit on the cold side.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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