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Mundo Alpaca - Museum Arequipa - Peru

Mundo Alpaca is place not to miss while in Arequipa. Here, you can learn all about how the fine wool sweater you’ve bought came to being. Selection and sorting of wool, carding, yarn twisting, dying using plants—it’s all here in living display. Several traditional women sit on a patio, weaving the most intricate of designs on a backstrap loom. In another level of the museum are machines that in the modern age do the same tasks. Mundo Alpaca also has alpaca and llama grazing in the garden, and several galleries with prize-winning paintings by regional and national artists.


Alameda San Lázaro 101

Arequipa, Peru

Museum Types:
Fauna, industry, history, Cultural

Getting There

From the Plaza de Armas, walk five blocks north on Calle Santa Catalina. On the other side of the roundabout, you will see Mundo Alpaca.

Travel Tips:

Explanations are in Spanish and English. The complex also has an outlet store of Sol Alpaca and a cafeteria.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m., weekends 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 6:30 p.m., weekends 6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 202-525
E-mail: mundoalpaca(at)

Here are other activities in and around Arequipa that may be of interest: Museo Santuarios Andinos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and Museo Histórico Municipal.

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