Fodor's Expert Review Museo Leymebamba

Chachapoyas Museum/Gallery

One of the most fantastic museums in all of Peru, the Museo Leymebamba, which opened in 2000, can be found in this small village 60 km (37 miles) south of Chachapoyas. Inside are more than 200 mummies, some dating back over 500 years, that were discovered high on a limestone cliff above the Laguna de los Condores in 1997, as well as other artifacts from the Chachapoyas culture. If you get a group together, a taxi from Chachapoyas will cost about S/150 round-trip; otherwise you can take a Cajamarca-bound bus (via Celendin) and ask to be let off at Leymebamba.

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Av. Austria s/n
Leymebamba, Amazonas  Peru

041-816–803

www.birdsofleymebamba.com/museoleymebamba

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