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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  • August 8, 2017
    It is a nice place to learn very well taken care. consult prices for school and University. It is best to visit it with a guide to have a good explanation. Also rented the mansion for weddings and events
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  • August 2, 2017
    This place is almost always included in the tours of the countryside, but you can also go on their own. This a little away from the city and the entrance is 12 Suns. On the tour that I took, only were 25 minutes touring the House with the Guide. The views and the atmosphere that is around is spectacular.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Usually this mansion is included in most of the conventional tours, so it is more than sure that you visited it, and if you're going on your own also enjoy it, tomato your time to scroll through all the spaces of this beautiful colonial mansion, appraised the furniture store and you gameplay them House, the countryside will give you the idea of what was an area of escape for the of the time runs through the gardens, and relax. history and contemplation in a place, visit it.
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  • May 4, 2017
    Nice place for understand the history from arequipa
  • November 10, 2016
    interesting, beautiful, a stark contrast to what's right outside
  • December 14, 2015
    Colonial paintings in a colonial house. You need at least two hours to walk through and a good guide!
  • June 25, 2017
    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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  • June 15, 2017
    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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