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La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa

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Architectural Building
Admire the architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, a colonial estate with well-preserved buildings and restored interiors. Originally a residence of Arequipa's founder, Garci Manuel de Carbajal, the property was acquired by a congregation of Jesuits, who built many of the structures seen today, including terraces and chapels. In the late 18th century, the site became the home of Don Juan Crisostomo de Goyoneche y Aguerreverre, a Spanish nobleman and trader. During this period, the site gained many of the domestic features seen today. With artifacts arranged in situ across the complex's many rooms, the site offers a perspective on how the upper echelons of society lived during the colonial era. Make La Mansion del Fundador a centerpiece of your Arequipa vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Arequipa trip itinerary maker.
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  • I liked it very much! Aunq has no internal guide, you can stroll through the mansion, even sit on furniture, has an interesting history which you can read in each room. There are no bars separating you from the objects it is pretty cool to be able to interact with them. In addition the entry is super cheap! Recommended :)
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  • > We were on the road with a private tour guide > the place is well maintained and worth a visit > there are also exciting stories to this place
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  • It is a very beautiful place outside the city of Arequipa, which very few people know since I was by myself and asked taxi drivers no one knew, which arriving is amazed by the place, infrastructure, etc.
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  • interesting, beautiful, a stark contrast to what's right outside
  • Colonial paintings in a colonial house. You need at least two hours to walk through and a good guide!
  • History of the city
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful House, very well preserved, areas green, very near very good gyms, to 15 min from the Centre of arequipa in taxi
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  • Excellent place
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