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The Hotel Fundador is a modern hotel located on a colonial house made of sillar (EL SILLAR: it is a volcanic stone in Arequipa city, which was used for the constructions of temples, palaces and houses in the city in the colonial period). In the traditional town of San Lázaro

The history of the San Lázaro town is very old. In pre-Inca times, the site was occupied by the Yarabayas cultures as well as Collas, Lupacas, Tiahuanacos, Carumas, Ubinas and others. At that time the site was probably, called Llallinhuayo. After the Inca occupation, the Spanish arrived and founded the city of Arequipa in 1540. Then, the first houses were located in this town. it is said that the name is for the chapel of 'San Lázaro', by the Dominican order. Others persons said that it is for the resurrection of one the habitants.

At the beginning, the town was home to the Spanish and Dominican monks. It also served as a market. Some houses and streets in the town were damaged by successive earthquakes that occurred in 1555, 1582, 1784, 1821, 1948, 1958, 1960, 1979 and 2001. In the 20th century, the town was preserved and protected. In 1972, the INC declared it a Monumental Urban Environment. Because it is part of the Historic Center of the city, it is considered a World Heritage Site (2000) by UNESCO.

The streets of the San Lázaro town are colonial and small, is very traditional. Some of the most famous streets have a typical names Bayoneta street (with a old strret), Crystals street as well as Naval Combat Alley. Also notable is the Camporredondo square (is for to the Spanish general who lived there), which was a small market and today is called the Matorral square.

A curious fact is about the found of Arequipa, some books said the foundation were here, in these square, but its not true. The founding of the 'White City' but the foundation were in Plaza de Armas.

Ripacha is the name of one street in San Lázaro town. This name is also given to a traditionally baked wheat bread, which stands out for its delicious flavor and the custom of eating it for breakfast accompanied by 'adobo' (traditional Arequipeñan dish).

A quick impression by the Hotel Fundador


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Our rooms offer a warm welcome to our guests, and from the moment they enter, we anticipate a personalized welcome, reflecting the unforgettable experience that we want to create for our guests.







Services, facilities, equipment...


The services of Fundador Hotel are oriented to guarantee the maximum enjoyment of all our guests, in a cozy atmosphere and with personalized attention. The following are our services most appreciated by our guests.


You will have a sure welcome; We provide the Airport – Hotel transfer service for $10.00 USD. You must send us your flight number so that our driver can wait for you.


Whether you start your sightseeing day, or you need to go on a tour trip that requires an early departure from the hotel, we will be delighted to serve your breakfast in our Horisun cafeteria, with our unique à la carte breakfast which includes some Andean options. Our breakfast is prepared at the very moment with fresh ingredients.


We invite you to use the services of our concierge to make advance arrangements for activities such as monument visits, bus tours, restaurant reservations, children's programs, adventure sports and much more. In the same way, we invite you to mention any preferences you have for your room.

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What makes us different


Green Energy

Our hotel has solar panel that allow us to reduce the energy consumption of the conventional electrical system, in this way we reduce the carbon footprint and contribute to the protection of the environment

Fundador Hotel

Hotel Fundador is an elegant hotel in Arequipa, a city built entirely of white volcanic stone. It offers a terrace in the nitrogen overlooking the Misti Volcano and excursions for adventurers.
The funder's reception staff can organize 2-day mountain bike tours in the Chile River rafting area.


Places of tourist interest


The Sillar Quarries

Las Canteras de Añashuayco is a natural tourist attraction located northwest of the city of Arequipa. They are also known as the "Sillar Quarries". It is located in a ravine that extends for more than 18 kilometers. It is born at the foot of Chachani, one of the most important volcanoes of the famous White City, next to the Chili River.

The ancient architecture of Arequipa is known to be one of the most beautiful in Peru. As we mentioned, the sillar of quarries is the material with which most of its buildings have been built since 500 years ago.

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The Sabandia Windmill

This beautiful construction dates from the seventeenth century, which was forged in ashlar stone in its entirety. The importance of its design as its old age has managed to be considered as part of the Cultural Patrimony of the Nation, being considered as one of the many monuments of rural mestizo architecture of Arequipa.

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The Viewpoint of Yanahuara

The viewpoint of Yanahuara, a group of beautiful sillar arches built during the 19th century, due to its location in the which is, is a must visit, because it allows admiring the beautiful white city of Arequipa, having a panoramic view of its three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu. We can also observe engravings of illustrious people from the city of Arequipa.

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Canoeing in Arequipa

Canoeing in Arequipa is one of the adventure sports that Arequipa offers its visitors, for those looking for quiet emotions, live an adventure just 25 minutes from the Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, the Chili River is a river with little flow , but with many class II, III and IV rapids. Which makes it a technical river, fast and fun rafting on the Chili River, we invite you to live and be part of this exciting adventure.

The descent of the river is for a section of 6 km. (1: 30h to 2h, depending on the group with the largest time) in boats with capacity for 06 passengers (for safety and comfort of our passengers, we carry 5 passengers maximum per raft + 01 instructor guide (the captain).

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The Colca Canyon

The Colca Valley is one of the deepest in the world and a popular destination to do trekking. In this valley inhabits the huge Andean lake, which can be seen from several viewpoints, such as Cruz del Condor. It is an area with green landscapes and several remote traditional villages where the terraces are cultivated typical of the Incas.

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The Santa Catalina Monastery

The convent of Santa Catalina is a small citadel built in clay and sillar with magnificent fresco paintings that occupy an area of 20 thousand square meters and is divided into four neighborhoods, trying to emulate the Arequipa urban layout of the first years of the Colony.

Its architectural style is based on Spanish influence, but made with indigenous hands. Therefore, unlike other colonial public buildings, in Santa Catalina we can find the fusion of Spanish and indigenous elements, forming something original.

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    Words from the Board of Directors / Managers / CEO

    Álvaro González & Claudia Alatrista

    At Hotel Fundador, we are committed to ensuring that all our guests have a pleasant experience during their stay in our hotel, exceeding their expectations with warm attention and safe and welcoming facilities located in the heart of Arequipa, thus ensuring that your visit to Arequipa be unforgettable, taking with you the best memories of Arequipa.

    The Fundador Hotel is located in the heart of Arequipa, in the center of the Historic Center - Cultural Heritage of Humanity, four blocks from the Plaza de Armas, with a modern, warm infrastructure and a restaurant that has a privileged view of the volcanoes. ; a perfect place for your stay in the white city.

    Where you will experience the warmth of service that characterizes us and the same à la carte breakfast with 5 options with typical products from the region.

    Our service has been recognized by our visitors through their reviews on opinion portals such as Trip Advisor, where we are among the top positions in a short time.

    We provide our services under a green policy, reducing our footprint on the environment as much as possible, recycling and reusing; For this reason, we also motivate our guests and the environment to develop a responsible conservation awareness.

    Each of the members of the Founding team are professionals with a passion for service and warmth in every detail, we are committed to making your visit a wonderful experience.
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