Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos) Tours

Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos)
While there are many notable museums in Arequipa, the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos) is one of the best. Visitors can see exhibits that focus on Andes Mountain archaeology and history, such as the world-famous preserved mummy of ‘Ice Princess’ Juanita, a young Inca girl whose remains were only discovered in 1995. Juanita was sacrificed over 500 years ago as part of a Capac Cocha ceremony in which children were sacrificed to appease mountain gods. The child is thought to have been about 11 to 15 years old, and the body is so well-preserved that it has been touted numerous times as one of the world's top discoveries.

Give yourself at least an hour to see everything in the museum, as there is also a short informational video to watch before you explore. Additionally, you’ll see impressive grave tombs, with other mummies found atop Peru's volcanoes and burial artifacts. 
Address: Santa Catalina 210, Arequipa, Peru
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 9am-3pm
Admission: S15
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Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa Catalina and The Colonial Suburbs

Check out the architectural and historical highlights in the colonial city of Arequipa during this 5-hour private city tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide as you explore this Peruvian town also known as “The White City,” thanks to its wealth of white-hued structures. Among the landmarks you’ll see are the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the Juanita Mummy Museum and the colonial suburbs of Cayma, Yanahuara and Sabandia. Your Arequipa sightseeing excursion also includes a private guide and vehicle, lunch, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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