La Mansion del Fundador, Arequipa

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Admire the architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, a colonial estate with well-preserved buildings and restored interiors. Originally a residence of Arequipa's founder, Garci Manuel de Carbajal, the property was acquired by a congregation of Jesuits, who built many of the structures seen today, including terraces and chapels. In the late 18th century, the site became the home of Don Juan Crisostomo de Goyoneche y Aguerreverre, a Spanish nobleman and trader. During this period, the site gained many of the domestic features seen today. With artifacts arranged in situ across the complex's many rooms, the site offers a perspective on how the upper echelons of society lived during the colonial era. Put La Mansion del Fundador into our Arequipa trip itinerary maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arequipa.
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  • Like La Molina de Sabandia, this place is no longer in the countryside. It is close to some of the most hideous housing I saw in Peru, likely thrown up illegally on steep barren hillsides. All our...  more »
  • The house was interesting, well furnished and lovely garden. Was interesting to see things from that time and to understand that he built the house so far away from the city as he had a special...  more »
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  • Who, how and when was the great Arequipa founded? The founder's mansion will transport you to the time. And you can plan your wedding here!
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