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San Juan de Dios 206-A | Carretera Paisajista s/n Huasacache, Hunter, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

A bus tour gives you the opportunity to see more of the countryside of Arequipa. For example this mansion was a nice suprise. It gives you a glimpse of how the colonial houses were furnished. If you're planning you're wedding this is an option as...More

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Reviewed 26 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

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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.

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Reviewed 23 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.

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.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Charo B
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).

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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

Thank beticita09
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Mansion is not a lengthy visit, nor is it expensive, but it is interesting. Reading the ownership history and a bit about the various inhabitants was interesting and it is full of period furniture. For any numismatists, there is a serious display of Peruvian...More

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped by here on a bus tour. I am really glad we did, it is a cute museum with antique furniture and paintings. The cathedral and the parts in the back (ie the original kitchen) are most interesting.

Thank Jeanne P
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