Molino de Sabandia, Arequipa

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#8 of 13 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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  • The place is somewhat crowded, if you are going to go I recommend take much repellent, mosquitoes
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  • It is a very pretty firm, quick enough to visit about 30 minutes a visit. Very nice landscape and very quiet.
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  • Approximately 30 years ago for the first time visit this mill... Back with my spouse who did not know and was equal case... Perhaps a bit more organized but in essence the same thing... Must-see!
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  • very nice, but quite far away from town
  • Interesting visit to learn the ancient method of grinding through a hydraulic mill. There is also the option of a short stroll on horseback. Pity that people pull waste and trash in ditches... need a little care in that.
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  • A Spanish mill, with many attractions. You can ride a horse. The many typical restaurants. Llamas and Vicunas. It is possible to hire a quad bike lovely and quaint.
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  • Great place to have a family
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  • Nice lugat private tourism agencies should devote a little mad time tourists to better appreciate
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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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