A Destination YOU CAN´T MISS
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 mill is located in the district of Sabandia, about 20 minutes from downtown Arequipa.
MILL IN OPERATION SINCE 1621
Discover the history and engineering behind the mill.
Enjoy the vegetation and landscape of the typical Arequipa!
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.