Founder's Mansion (La Mansión del Fundador) Tours

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Founder's Mansion (La Mansión del Fundador)
The history of Founder's Mansion dates back to the early days when the Spanish first occupied Peru. Originally owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, it was purchased by Spaniard Juan Crisóstomo de Goyeneche y Aguerreverre and used as a country estate for ecclesiastical and civil dignitaries of the era. As the years passed, the building became dilapidated, until 1981 when it was purchased by a group passionate about Arequipa’s heritage. Visitors can still take in 16th-century architecture, and the mansion is predominantly composed of ashlar stone and thick walls with artwork, numerous vaults, antique furniture and colonial-style rooms.
Photo courtesy of Vramirez via Wikimedia.
Address: Arequipa, Peru
Hours: Daily 9am–5pm
Admission: S13
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Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion

Explore the sublime surroundings of Arequipa on a half-day private tour of the lush countryside. Gain insight into the region’s agricultural history with a private guide; visit the distinct farming terraces of Paucarpata; and tour a grand colonial home belonging to the founder of Arequipa. Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan is provided for your convenience.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador -Mirabus

Get a sense for the rich history and stunning scenery near Arequipa during this 4-hour, small-group, excursion. Travel with a guide and no more than 15 other guests, discovering the stunning landscape of the Chilina Valley and the towering Misti volcano in the distance. You’ll tour the 18th-century stone mill of Sabandia and visit the La Mansion del Fundador, one of the most iconic mansions in the region, before ending your day at the ‘Iron Bridge,’ designed by famed architect Gustave Eiffel. A guide and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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