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La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is worth visiting the Mansion! Beautiful and very well maintained. The gardens are spectacular and playgrounds, rooms and beautiful rooms. Rightly we rent for events.
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  • Despite having been a House now only is considered a Museum, preserved architecture remain colonial furniture of the year, large pieces of art and has beautiful gardens. For several years it has been restored by a group of architects. To reach it is advisable to go on tour because it is a bit far.
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  • take advantage of knowing this place with the Guide, because the place is far away. all a beautiful garden.
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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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