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La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in Arequipa

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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  • we like the colourful and carefully restored mansion. Folks were hungry as well so the integrated bakery was the beloved place.  more »
  • The musuem is not large and elaborate so easy to cover on time and content. Its a cute musuem with interesting artefacts. Old world spanish architecture.  more »
  • This is a very old mansion which fell into disrepair, but was restored starting in the 1970's. It's now beautiful and in great shape. Most visits are via the city bus tour but we took a taxi there. Gr...  more »
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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!
  • Very nice place. The income is between 12 and 14 soles. It depends on the tour that takes you.
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  • Place without free and nothing inside and original, since it was looted.
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