The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Sights


La Mansión del Fundador

La Mansión del Fundador Review

First owned by the founder of Arequipa Don Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, La Mansión del Fundador is a restored colonial home and church. Alongside the Río Sabandía, the sillar-made home perches over a cliff and is about 20 minutes from the center of town. Said to have been built for Carbajal's son, it became a Jesuit retreat in the 16th century and in the 1800s was remodeled by Juan Crisostomo de Goyeneche y Aguerreverre. While intimate, the chapel is small and simple, but the home is noted for its vaulted arch ceilings and spacious patio. There's also a cafeteria with a bar on-site. To reach the home, go past Tingo along Avenida Huasacanche.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Paisajesta s/n, about 6.5 km outside of Arequipa, Socobaya
  • Phone: 054/442–460
  • Cost: S/12
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Arequipa
Updated: 10-18-2012

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