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Molino de Sabandia

Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Arequipa
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The Molino de Sabandía (Sabandía Mill) is a three centuries old water mill, set in the old Arequipa countryside.
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Lima
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sorbas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A charming place which you can reach by bus from Arequipa - cool and tranquil. Nearby are some famous cuy restaurants.

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Waldenburg, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had to offers, to visit the Molino and Villa or to ride horses. We had a good decision: Visit the Molino and Villa. It was a short visit but we enjoyed it.

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Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Nice ancient building. The tour guide told us that people celebrate weddings there! I would like to celebrate mine there)))

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