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. Put La Mansion del Fundador into our Arequipa trip itinerary maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arequipa.
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  • On a bus trip so no time to tour the private house. The gardens are beautiful and include Australian natives.  more »
  • Located outside of the city, the House of the founder of Arequipa is visitable. There is no great interest but you still have to discover its gardens and its great remains colorful!
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  • We took the advice of a taxi driver and we bring to the House of the founder of Arequipa. Wonderful gardens lovely home, very well cared for. Certainly deserves a visit.
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  • Nice place for understand the history from arequipa
  • 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!
  • The mansion of the founder in beautiful Hunter place to visit and go to mass with Fr. Antonio. And be able to take fresh air
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  • Place without free and nothing inside and original, since it was looted.
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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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