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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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