Molino de Sabandia
Molino de Sabandia
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Molino de Sabandía (Sabandía Mill) is a three centuries old water mill, set in the old Arequipa countryside. Build in 1621. The magnificent Sabandia Mill towers over the bucolic countryside, its white walls shining in the sun. Its sturdy buttresses, vaults, gargoyles, gates, and balconies, built of the white volcanic stone known as sillar, give it a character that has withstood the passing of time. A beautiful cascade of water, surrounded by hundred-year-old trees, powers the heavy millstones. Visitors can enjoy a fascinating and extensive collection of cacti and succulents, as well as a rich variety of local plants and flowers. Sabandia Mill is home to vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs, roosters, local birds and an immense Arequipa fighting bull. The architectural ensemble of the Sabandia Mill, nestled in a site of particular natural charm, creates an aesthetically pleasing contrast of bright white walls against the green of the surrounding countryside. The mill is located in the district of Sabandia, about 20 minutes from downtown Arequipa.
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Ron C
Florence, AZ
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I thought this was a public property. It is not. The old mill building is restored, but the residence part is private. The two mill wheals are below the mill. None are functional, and one has fallen apart. The basement rooms are closed to tourists, in order to "preserve" the furniture etc. located there. What a disappointment. The living area and basement should have been restored to the time period, and open to the public. In less than half an hour we had seen all there was to see.
Written 12 January 2024
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msadnmch
Piura, Peru
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
This great place keeps part of the historic arquitecture design and has great views with some iconic animals such as alpacas cows and vicuñas. You can enjoy the walk inside and breath pure air. And of course ask a Queo helado ice cream! :)
Written 29 December 2019
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Really disappointed in this attraction. It takes about 5 minutes to walk around the mill. There's only one sign explaining what it is.
There are animals at the mill as well such as llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas, but they all seem to be in too close of quarters and seemed agitated.
There is nothing in the area around the mill except for tourist attraction ruins like a tiny zip line and horseback riding. There's a nice green area with views of Misti and Chachani, but you need to pay 2 soles per person to sit there.
The whole experience felt like a money grab and definitely wasn't worth going am hour round trip for.
Written 12 October 2019
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Bernadette P
Berkeley, CA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This trip to the outskirts of Arequipa, like our trip to the Founders Mansion was disappointing because you are not in the countryside or a “pleasant little town” as our guidebook said. Maybe you were once. But now you’re in a zone of houses that are being rapidly thrown up and are sometimes appalling. The mill itself is very nice but not really worth rattling through the traffic to reach. Arequipa has insane congestion so all journeys take far longer than you expect
Written 7 October 2019
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Betty_VG
Lima, Peru
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Interesting but a pity that the entrance fee seems to be expensive for the time you can visit the place.
Written 17 July 2019
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Donna S
North Carolina
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
This place is in the countryside of Arequipa and worth visiting, although you don't need to spend hours here. It is small but filled with mill-related artifacts, beautiful landscaping, and some animals.
Written 31 May 2019
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Jorge Tenorio G
Lima, Peru
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Good and not so far away form the city, this is a nice place to visit with family and having a walk around their open air gardens.
Written 7 May 2019
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DrCDB
Chile
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Not much to see, really. It takes just a couple of minutes to see the molino working. Not a must when visiting Arequipa.
Written 18 April 2019
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joheuvel92
Eindhoven
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful restored watermil, where one can see how it works. Not impressie. Nices are the Llama’s around this area that were shown. Nice place because of its green fields and shadow. Good for photographing weddings and other celebrations, but ontging more.
Written 23 August 2018
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This architectural masterpiece was built in 1785 as the first mill of its kind in the area. Although the structure fell into a dilapidated state, it was restored in 1973. This centuries-old mill, powered by a nearby waterfall, is in operation, grinding grains and flours, after being restored in 1973. The magnificent Sabandia Mill towers over the bucolic countryside, its white walls shining in the sun. Its sturdy buttresses, vaults, gargoyles, gates, and balconies, built of the white volcanic stone known as sillar, give it a character that has withstood the passing of time. Sabandia Mill provided flour to the villagers of Arequipa.
Written 21 August 2018
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