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Mansi贸n del Fundador - Cultural Tour Arequipa - Peru

Its name in Spanish translates to 鈥淢ansion of the Founder.鈥 The founder in question being Don Garc铆 Manuel de Carbajal, who was among many knights ordered by Francisco Pizarro to establish cities across Peru as a means of consolidating the territory under Spanish rule. Don Carbajal accomplished a relatively peaceful settlement in this high and dry region. His mansion here was later appropriated by the Jesuits and then by a captain in the Spanish army. It fell into disuse and neglect before being restored by landmark preservationists in 1978, who hoped to revive 500 years worth of Peruvian history, exquisite architecture, artwork, and furnishings.


Huasache s/n, Av. Paisajista, Hunter (approximately 8 km / 5mi south of Arequipa)

Around Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru

Cultural Tour

Getting There

From Calle Cruz Verde, catch a 鈥淗uasacache鈥 bus ($0.30), but be forewarned that these are infrequent. A taxi to the Mansi贸n should cost about $3 one way. This is on stop on the campi帽a bus tours.

Price Description:

Adults $5.60, Peruvian students $2

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Daily 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 054-213-423 / 225-200
E-mail: lamansiondelfundador(at)

Here are other activities in and around Around Arequipa that may be of interest: Toro Muerto petroglyphs and Molino de Saband铆a.

By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
01 May 2012

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