Famous for its white-stone architecture, active volcanoes, and plunging canyon, Arequipa is a dream destination for history buffs and thrill seekers. Three days give you enough time to enjoy all of Arequipa’s main draws, which include its historic center and the Colca Canyon.
Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía)
Camino Al Molino S/N. Sabandia, Arequipa, Peru
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía)?
Attractions near Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía):
What else should I know about attractions in Arequipa?
- Sabandía District
- Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos)
- Founder's Mansion (La Mansión del Fundador)
- La Compañía Church (Iglesia de la Compañía)
- Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
- Historic Centre of Arequipa
- Plaza de Armas
- Moral House (Casa de Moral)
- Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina)
- Sachaca District
- Recoleta Convent (Monasterio de la Recoleta)
- Cayma District
- Chachani Volcano
- Colca Canyon (Canon del Colca)