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San Juan de Dios 206-A | Carretera Paisajista s/n Huasacache, Hunter, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of the Arequipa city founder is really worth to visit. Built in Spanish colonial style with a lot of furnishings of the old times and portrait paintings and beautiful gardens

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heinz S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to take a cab or have your own car or join a tour to go out here. It's a bit out of the way but well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and lots of local history explained in the mansion which has signs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Isabel F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sadly they do not show where most of the population of the estate lived. This is a common error with many estates to now show the slave quarters or the work housing of the peasants and slaves that worked on the property. After all most...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

La Mansion Del Fundador on its own is well worth the visit to see how Spanish lived in Peru after settling down and adopting to local conditions. Most of the furniture and household items has been preserved. It was a nice glimpse into the past.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank racuch
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This large home reflects the "good life." I could easily imagine the lively activity throughout. We also walked out back to see the llamas, alpacas and other animals.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Being a history buff I really enjoy the local history and this is one of the earliest colonial style mansion.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a place not to be missed if you go to Arequipa. The history and the beauty of the furniture and the overall building is extraordinary.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank charobasterra
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Spent an hour or so slowly exploring this old house. Walk out to main road and wait 10 minutes for a taxi ride back. No problem easy. 10 soles per person for entry and a 10-12 soles taxi ride (one way).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 326jpg
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Is a nice spot to visit. not really a fan of the houses were the conquistadors lived, I prefer nature and the Incas edification's, but it was OK

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank beticita09
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

On a bus trip so no time to tour the private house. The gardens are beautiful and include Australian natives.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AfricaEddie
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