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Mansion del fundador

Mansion del Fundador

The mansion of the founder of Arequipa, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, has been built and rebuilt since 1540 due to earthquakes and other disasters.

It’s a peculiar place, full of historical artifacts and furniture brought from Europe. If you like taking photos of architecture and bright colors, schedule a morning for this place.

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Transport: The mansion is a half hour taxi ride south of the center of Arequipa. It’s not close to anything and certainly not conveniently located.

1527–1821: Colonial Times


Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper