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La Mansión del Fundador

  • Av. Paisajesta s/n Map It
  • Socabaya
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 02/02/2016

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First owned by the founder of Arequipa Don Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, La Mansión del Fundador, about 6.5 km (4 miles) outside of Arequipa—about a 20-minute journey—is a restored colonial home and church. Alongside the Río Sabandía, the sillar-made home perches over a cliff and is 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.

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Av. Paisajesta s/n, Socabaya, Arequipa, Peru

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  • S/13
  • Daily 9–5

Published 02/02/2016


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