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La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa

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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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  • Place included in the city tour, the truth is that the House of the founder not is so interesting for a foreigner and also charge by enter by what it makes less tempting, that if its surroundings are very cute and green.
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  • It is necessary to take a taxi to get there from the Centre of Arequipa, but worth a visit this founder House, which is surrounded by greenery and flowers, fully furnished, in order to have a full idea of how they lived the rich conquistadores.ci is located in an oasis of peace and beauty.
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  • Nice place on the outskirts of the city, in the countryside. Nice to stroll in family and learn something different from the traditional story.
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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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