Reliving the Past

The history of the mansion dates back to the beginning of the Spanish occupation of Peru when the founder of the city of Arequipa, Don Manuel Garcí de Carbajal, was awarded the land on which the building stands today and who gave the order to commence this monumental construction.

Its penultimate owner was the illustrious Spaniard Juan Crisóstomo de Goyeneche y Aguerreverre, who converted the building into a country estate and rural palace for ecclesiastical and civil dignitaries of the era.

In 1981 a group of six enthusiasts with a passion for the city’s architecture purchased the building that lay in ruin. Over three long, painstaking months they managed to renovate the entire site, equipping it with comfortable, modern facilities.

The Roots of Our Past