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La Mansion del Fundador

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La Mansion del Fundador

389 Reviews
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The ashlar is the origin of the architecture of the White City and its tourist route is developed in the district of Cerro Colorado. In addition to the natural landscapes of the area, you can observe the process of extraction, styling and megatallado of the ashlar.<br><br>It has the necessary infrastructure and tourist services such as interpretation workshops, with the presence of sillar cutters; information panel areas; tourist signage; parking lot; Purchase of handicrafts in sillar and rest areas.<br><br>The sillar route is managed by the Sillar Cutters Network - Arequipa. It currently comprises a length of 2,000 meters, covering the quarries in operation of Añashuayco, Cortadores and the virgin quarry of Culebrillas.
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Bernadette P wrote a review Oct. 2019
Berkeley, California61 contributions21 helpful votes
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 taxi rides in Arequipa took longer than expected and involved twisting and turning through ratruns, so there must be numerous routes to the place, but none of them will deliver you to open country. It just isn’t worth contributing to the city’s traffic congestion and air pollution to go there. And unless you actually enjoy sitting in a car for over an hour, it’s not a good ratio of pain for one hour of pleasure in a garden and old house
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TraceyMH wrote a review Oct. 2019
Toronto, Canada454 contributions73 helpful votes
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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 needs child. If you have the time, it’s interesting , not sure I’d call it a must see unless you are a history museum buff.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kees69 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Arequipa, Peru40 contributions10 helpful votes
We take students here on an annual basis for about one hour. The mansion dates back to the 17th c. and was owned by the Hispanic founder of Arequipa. The grounds are lovely and with the chapel, this makes these grounds an excellent place for a wedding, a reception, or another fanciful gathering. Take your cameras. Several of our students again made selfies with the lovely backdrop.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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GeeWasHere wrote a review Aug. 2019
San Francisco, California22 contributions19 helpful votes
Worth a visit in Arequipa. It's a lovely manse with some gorgeous gardens. We learned that this property has passed through many families and owners and remains very well preserved.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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205jeanniem wrote a review May 2019
United Kingdom205 contributions39 helpful votes
It was our first afternoon in Arequipa and we decided to take a tour of the city. We didn't realise how long it would be and that it included a stop for lunch was good. This was near the end of the day and it was delightful. Yes you have to pay extra for the entrance but the day was late and we appreciated the house, the flowers and garden. Lovely photo opportunity and he fields around were actually GREEN.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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