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Molino de Sabandia

Camino Al Molino S/N. Sabandia, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #26 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Molino de Sabandía (Sabandía Mill) is a three centuries old water...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Molino de Sabandía (Sabandía Mill) is a three centuries old water mill, set in the old Arequipa countryside.
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took a long time to get there because of roadworks. There was nowhere to have a coffee or eat something as the restaurant and cafeteria were closed. Not much to see or do unless you want to go horse riding. Overall a very disappointing experience....for us.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great local food, cool local history, and very inexpensive horseback riding await you here. This is the countryside of Arequipa.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took a bus out with no preparatory research and arrived, paid ten soles entry to see a pretty dull and small mill (not a big windmill, a wheat grinding mill in a room). Although the location was a nice break from town we didn't spend more than half an hour there, and there were animals like a bull and starving... More 

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Lima
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Beautiful old mill, which just received major improvements, very recommended if you like old architecture. There is a nice hotel a few steps from here, with an artificial lake with some ducks and pedal boats. You can go to the bull fight coliseum from here, it's just a few minutes away. WARNING: Be careful with the horse rides in front... More 

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Lima, Peru
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the place, the flowers, the trees and the old house...it would be great if you can stay there a little longer, there is not so much to do and we couldn't find a good restaurant close, so we had to get back to the city Arequipa.

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Peru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you're just visiting the city, this may not be worth your time. But if you have a longer visit and want to explore outside the city, it is very beautiful. One of my favorite places to do photo shoots, this old mill is scenic and relaxing. Aim for a pre-sunset visit. But if you have limited time, choose the... More 

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Perth, australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Don't go out of your way, small, so, so attraction that is a long way out of town. Small zoo with sad animals in cages too small for them. Probably best to stop encouraging the owners here

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Arequipa, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It's interesting to see the design of the watermill and the stone building that it's in. It might be worth it to pay S/10 if it's part of a tour and just one of the stops. You won't spend more than 15 mins there. But to go all the way out to Sabandia on your own only to see this... More 

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california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

unexpectadely beautiful place.nice cactus garden & other flowering plant.we all loved the place.one of the most beautiful garden in Arequipa.I am glad i went.lovely ground to walk around.could have spent more time.visit was part of half day Arequipa tour

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Lima, Peru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went because is a typical place for tourist but there haven't any person who give us an explanation about the place, history or about the use of the machines in there

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