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Casa del Moral

Calle Moral 318, Arequipa, Peru
054/210-084
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Ranked #22 of 35 attractions in Arequipa
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: This meticulously restored 18th century mansion is filled with period furniture, paintings and sculptures. Its name is derived from the moral... more » Owner description: This meticulously restored 18th century mansion is filled with period furniture, paintings and sculptures. Its name is derived from the moral (mulberry) trees that grow in its courtyard. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

At only 5 soles to get in, Casa del Moral is a great way to spend a hour or so. Right in the centre of town, it's easy to find. Essentially you wander through the rooms that surround the central courtyard, each displaying paintings, furniture, maps, carvings and other items typical of a very rich home. A lovely little garden... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The beautiful house is in the city center and the fee is only S/5. It is an interesting glimpse of Colonial life. Our guide was focused on specific objects in each room and neglected to give us much information about the history of the house or the people that had lived there, which would have been more interesting to me.... More

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Bothell, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great house to see how the elite of the elite lived way back when. It's cheap to get in 5 soles. We visited mid-day and there was no one else in the place. We spent about 20 minutes walking around checking out the decor and debating the comfort level of the bed in the master bedroom. Worth seeing if you... More

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Chiang Mai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

As Peru has no equivalent to the National Trust, all historic buildings like this are either privately maintained or government maintained. This one is maintained by the BCP bank and has a large showcase of Peruvian currency in display cases at the end of the tour. It also houses some great maps of South America. It's worth the 5 soles... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It is a very beautiful and well preserved house. The colors are amazing, the atmosphere and the house´s furniture can take you way back in time. It is a window to the past. You can take some nice photos here.

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Arequipa, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a good option to go for when visiting the city, but I would recomend you tp read about it before going to get a complete experience.

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florence
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

what a beautiful palace to visit...interesting rooms , with lots of things to see , paintings and furniture.It gives you a very good idea of what kind of life they led.A place not to miss....

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La Paz, Bolivia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Nothing special about this colonial style, once privately owned, house. The interior doesn't show special wealth nor taste, the art collection is not extraordinary either. The only thing that caught my attention was the excellent collection of maps, as usual done by Dutchmen. To me it looked a bit exaggerated to cover the carpets with plastic, but perhaps they were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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335 reviews 335 reviews
220 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This house has a certain elegance to it. Being now the property of a Bank, it is in an excellent state of repair. The main exhibits in the first few rooms tell the story of the family who bilt it and lived in it for most of its existence. They may have been locally distinguished, but frankly their lives yielded... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We wandered into the Casa de Moral the afternoon we arrived in Arequipa, and liked it very much. It's a good opening act for the Monasterio de Santa Catalina, and has a great room of early maps of South America. Tickets are very reasonable, and the place is beautiful.

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