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Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía) Tours

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Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía)
A fine example of Arequipa’s sillar stone architecture, Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía) was built in 1785 as the first mill of its kind. The mill still operates today, attracting visitors with its historic status. Peppered with weeping willows and cacti, the tranquil grounds surrounding the mill are a favorite among picnickers. 

The Basics 
With its buttresses, vaults, gargoyles, gates, and balconies—all made from distinctive white stone—Sabandía Mill is an interesting and relaxing place to escape the city center crowds. And visitors enjoy some of the best views of the Misti volcano from the grounds of the mill.

Go on your own, or explore Sabandía Mill as part of a guided tour of the Arequipa countryside. Tours typically combine a stop at the mill with a visit to Founder’s Mansion (La Mansión del Fundador) and other cultural gems, and often include convenient round-trip transport.   

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Sabandía Mill is a must-see for history buffs and nature lovers. 
  • There’s a small admission fee to enter the grounds. 

How to Get There 
Sabandía Mill is about a 45-minute walk or a 10-minute drive from the historical center of Arequipa. Many travelers visit the mill as part of a tour. 

When to Get There 
Sabandía Mill is open between 9am and 6pm daily, including public holidays. On weekends, the mill serves as a popular picnic spot for locals—for fewer crowds, visit on a weekday. 

The Delights of the Sabandía Mill Grounds 
The grounds of Sabandía Mill are a bucolic place to spend an afternoon with the family. Full of ancient trees and winding paths, the gardens are home to alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, roosters, and even peacocks. 
Address: Arequipa, Peru
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TOURISTIC TRANSPORT WITH PANORAMIC VIEW IN AREQUIPA AND SURROUNDINGS

To know the history of the city and its surroundings in a tour of distraction and culture for the tourist.On an on-board bus with a guide, you will get to know every attraction that the city has during the day or the afternoon. Visit the Yanahuara viewpoint, the Carmen Alto viewpoint, the Incalpaca factory and the small zoo of South American camelids, then the Founder's Mansion, the Sabandia mill and according to the dates, you can visit the Menelik Bull Museum. Then we come back to the main square after 4 hours tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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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. Benefit from a guide and round-trip transport (including hotel pickup, but not hotel drop-off) too.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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