The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Travel Guide

The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Sights

Museo Santuarios Andinos

  • La Merced 110 Map It
  • Arequipa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/07/2017

Fodor's Review

Referred to as the Juanita Museum, this fascinating little museum at the Universidad Católica Santa Maria holds the frozen bodies of four young girls who were apparently sacrificed more than 500 years ago by the Inca to appease the gods. The "Juanita" mummy, said to be frozen around the age of 13, was the first mummy found in 1995 near the summit of Mt. Ampato by local climber Miguel Zárate and anthropologist Johan Reinhard. When neighboring Volcán Sabancaya erupted, the ice that held Juanita in her sacrificial tomb melted and she rolled partway down the mountain and into a crater. English-speaking guides will show you around the museum, and you can watch a video detailing the expedition.

Sight Information

Address:

La Merced 110, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru

Map It

Phone:

054-215–013

Sight Details:

  • S/20

Published 02/07/2017

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