Molino de Sabandia, Arequipa

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#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Visit a historical mill and the gardens around it at Molino de Sabandia. Originally built by a Spanish colonist in 1621 and used for more than 400 years, the mill now serves as a historical attraction for tourists, who come to see its mill stones, floral gardens, and rural architecture that includes gargoyles and buttresses built from white volcanic stone. Explore the structure to find exhbits explaining how wheat was processed in the early years of European settlement. For a real treat, take a ride on horseback near the mill to see the gardens and countryside around the area. Animal lovers may want to visit the creatures that call the mill home, too, like llamas, guinea pigs, and bulls. Using our world travel planner, Arequipa attractions like Molino de Sabandia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Water, animals, a mill and the Zipline! All this Sabandía. If you're lucky baby can load a flame.
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  • a place that perfectly we could have jumped on tour guided we did, unattractive, where also was paid for all
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  • Place removed that is visited by the local bus tour that is a stolen. They take you to a kind of chacará with some attractions without grace (horseback riding, playground for children and a restaurant). It's all gone. Don't waste your time. The coolest was left behind because we didn't have time on the tour. Not worth the walk.
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  • We rode horses down a ten minute trash filled path. Not fun. Or horses didn't have fun either.
  • The mill was nice, but getting an uber or taxi out is difficult. The park next to the mill is s very locals park.
  • Nice place with animals and different stuf to see and do
  • Known historical place. With a little zoo. Photo's spot.
  • Ok

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