Molino de Sabandia in Peru

Molino Sabandia

Nice place for spending with family This great place keeps part of the historic arquitecture design and has great views with some iconic animals such as alpacas cows and vicuñas.

Nice mill but not in a pleasant little town 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...

Interesting place but fee entrance a bit expensive. Interesting but a pity that the entrance fee seems to be expensive for the time you can visit the place.

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.


Address Camino Al Molino S/N. Sabandia, Arequipa 04000 Peru

Phone +51 959 839 545


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