The Museum of the Andean Sanctuaries is one of the most important in the city of Arequipa, for the cultural value that houses, since in this site is the famous body of Juanita "The girl of the protection" and this finding was considered one of the 10 most relevant of Peru in the last century.
This space began with the project "Santuarios de Altura del Sur Andino" with the objective of preserving and presenting to all people the archaeological remains discovered. Since December 5, 1996 the museum was established in operation, however, in 1997 it was only available to any visitor who wishes to rediscover history.
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The Museum of Andean Sanctuaries is located at 110 La Merced Street, in the city of Arequipa.
To visit the Museum, take into account that it is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
In the Museum of Andean Shrines are on display the mummies of Sarita, a little girl found in the Sara Sara Sara volcano in the town of Ayacucho, as well as Urpicha, who was a girl sacrificed in the Picchu Picchu volcano in Arequipa, and other mummies from the Misti volcano.
It is also interesting to know that it is allowed to take pictures, but not to carry backpacks because these are left in the entrance lockers and where photos will not be allowed is in the Room of Offerings, the space where the girl Juanita is.
It features ceramics, textiles that are in the different exhibition rooms: