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Mundo Alpaca

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Mundo Alpaca

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Sillar Route in Arequipa and viewpoint of the Volcanoes

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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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OnnoBecker wrote a review Mar. 2020
Amed, Indonesia24 contributions22 helpful votes
Nice and free tour where you lern a lot of textil production and culture. Definetly recommend going here!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robin P wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia359 contributions84 helpful votes
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A visit to this Textile “Factory” is a must. A brisk 10 minute walk from central Arequipa, it comprises 1) outside area with one Llama and several Alpacas who are clearly used to visitors and being fed a branch or two – they were gorgeous. 2) A “museum” which provides a pictorial with text history of the life of alpaca wool – from animal to garment as well as textile machinery 4) an Art Gallery and 5) weavers at work (although not on the day I visited). Farmers shear the animals once a year, wool is sent to specialist women who sort by color, quality, then grade it, etc. Vicuna were almost wiped out and now only 600,000 of them remain. In addition, they are very skittish and can only be clipped by hand with scissors by the farmer they know. If a Vicuna freaks, it can just drop dead, hence the very expensive cost of very rare garments made from Vicuna. 3) The Boutique (a shopper’s heaven!). I bought wool for a knitter friend, bookmarks (which support the local people), Shawl and T-shirts for other friends and a lovely colourful baby alpaca jumper for myself which must be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Loved this place, the animals in particular! and being a Sunday it was not crowded and service second to none. Entry is free and it is open Mon-Fri 8:30 – 6:30pm, 9am–6:30pm on Saturdays and 9am- 5:30pm on Sundays.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Nora R wrote a review Feb. 2020
Arequipa, Peru24 contributions5 helpful votes
Loved this little place, the staff were very welcoming, we had a chance to feed the baby alpaca and see the whole process of how a sweater is made. There’s also a gorgeous small museum featuring weavings a from different communities, Wari etc. It’s free and the perfect place for a bit of learning for the kids.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LMarsh wrote a review Jan. 2020
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We happened upon Mundo Alpaca. We were warmly greeted and guided through the property. The tour began in a shop so we knew buying items was probably the goal. Marjorie was our guide and never gave us any pressure. She told us all about the alpaca and llama and let us feed them. We enjoyed learning about the process of creating items and the history. It was a great experience!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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CestLeVie wrote a review Jan. 2020
Penrith, Australia297 contributions207 helpful votes
As someone who has been in Peru for a bit of time i thought that this was a little bit of a let down. There is an opportunity to see llamas closer than normal (if they are not sheltering in the shade) and an exhibit on the wool and production but it seems like the main draw and focus is the clothing available for sale. I suspect that this is a popular spot for day trippers or tour groups but for an independent traveller i saw little value. I was in and out within 30 minutes since i had no desire to purchase clothing or souvenirs.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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