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La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa
(4.2/5 based on 280+ 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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  • This mansion is well-preserved despite its age. It is very nice, but I think that it is not necessary to go. Costs 10 soles per adult input.
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  • The site is further away from the city, we went by bus and there is a contrast between the beauty of the place and the neighborhood (looks more like a slum) ... the Museum is well taken care of, the entry in nov/16 cost 12 soles per adult and 5 for students. The guide explains the history of the place, which has suffered with the action of earthquakes and wars, is undoubtedly an interesting ride in Arequipa!
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  • The mansion preserves original objects of the mansion. A big, beautiful House that is rented for events and preserves the environments in which inhabited the founder with many objects of that time.
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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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