Museo Leimebamba

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The mummies found at Laguna de los Cóndores are housed in the Museo Leimebamba, 5km south of town. The museum is owned by the local community and located in a wonderfully constructed complex with multitiered roofs that pays tribute to indigenous architecture. The mummies are stored behind glass in a climate-controlled room. Most are wrapped in bundles although some have been unwrapped for your gruesome viewing pleasure.

Other well-presented artifacts on display include ceramics, textiles, wood figures and photos of Laguna de los Cóndores. A taxi/mototaxi from town costs S7/5.

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