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Mundo Alpaca Arequipa

Mundo Alpaca Arequipa represents a great cultural and touristic contribution to the White City -world capital of Alpaca- that seeks to expose and bring to the world our millenary cultural wealth, allowing its visitors -at no cost and in an integral way- to appreciate and "live" the Alpaca experience, interacting directly with these animals in a beautiful natural environment. In addition, they will be able to see live the ancestral technique of manual classification of the fiber, as well as the exhibition of the extraordinary traditional process of the backstrap loom.

The Mundo Alpaca experience is complemented by the interesting and unique museum of textile machinery in the country, as well as a small - but invaluable - exhibition of pre-Columbian textiles from important cultures of southern Peru at the Amano-Michell Museum, home of the first pre-Columbian textile museum in Peru.

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TOUR

What will you find in Mundo Alpaca Arequipa?

In Mundo Alpaca Arequipa you will live a complete textile experience, meeting -live and direct- our Alpacas and Llamas (one of which was born at the beginning of this year), and learning all about their wonderful fiber. In addition, you will be able to visit 2 unique museums in our country, which highlight the unique textile tradition that precedes us.

To live a complete Alpaca experience, and ending your tour of Mundo Alpaca, we invite you to visit the boutique of our exclusive brand Sol Alpaca, where you can discover a variety of garments and accessories woven with the finest Alpaca and Vicuña fiber from Michell & Cia.

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ALPACAS AND LLAMAS

Share with our beautiful Alpacas and Llamas

You will be able to interact with different breeds of Alpacas and Llamas, discovering their origin, evolution and history, habitat, domestication, among other wonderful and interesting curiosities. The typical and natural exhibition environment will allow you to have the unforgettable experience of interacting -very closely- with these beautiful and docile animals and immortalize these memories through videos and photographs.

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ALPACA FIBER

Learn more about the wonderful Alpaca fiber

Discover the diverse properties and qualities of Alpaca fiber, and learn about the ancestral process of sorting, a legacy of tradition, carried out exclusively by women who are experts in traditional sorting techniques, which have been passed down from one generation to the next since pre-Hispanic times.

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VICUÑA FIBER

Discover the world's finest fiber

Did you know that Vicuña fiber is the finest in the world? On your tour of Mundo Alpaca Arequipa, you will learn about the process of preparing this fiber, which consists mainly of removing the bristle -which is naturally found between the thin hair- from the fleece by hand.

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ANCESTRAL WEAVING

Rescuing pre-Inca weaving techniques

Learn about the exceptional pre-Inca weaving technique known as "backstrap loom". Also, through a live exhibition, you will be able to observe expert weavers from Cusco communities maintaining this exceptional legacy; in order to preserve it and share it with the whole world.

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TEXTILE MUSEUM

The First Textile Machinery Museum of Peru

Take a walk through this interesting Textile Machinery Museum -unique in the country- and learn about the origins of the industrialization of Alpaca fiber in the world, through interesting machines from the beginning of the last century, which include didactic explanations of the industrial process, from the classification of the fiber to the finished product.

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ART CONTEST

Michell Art Contest

Since 1981, Michell & Cia. annually convenes hundreds of painters to the oldest Art Contest at national level, whose results are widely disseminated through exhibitions in various parts of the country, making this contest, without a doubt, the most important in Peru in the artistic field, and one of the most notable in America.

Visit our exhibition rooms and enjoy the winning works of the contest sponsored by Michell y Cia., both in watercolor and oil techniques, as well as awarded traditional textiles.

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AMANO MUSEUM

Amano-Michell Pre-Columbian Museum: the history of our textile industry

Relatively small, but impeccable and spectacular in cultural content, the Amano-Michell Museum (the first Pre-Columbian Textile Museum in Peru), exhibits unique and exceptional pieces of great Peruvian cultures, such as Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Chancay and Siguas, the last one standing out for being native of the Arequipa region.

This museum is an invaluable contribution towards the conservation and preservation of pre-Columbian textiles and Peruvian cultural history, as it offers a unique experience to all local and foreign visitors who seek the opportunity to experience an enriching encounter with the millenary textile tradition that is part of Peru's and humanity's cultural heritage.

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SHOPPING AREA

Mundo Alpaca – Shopping

Complement your experience in Mundo Alpaca by visiting the boutique of our exclusive brand Sol Alpaca, where you can find beautiful garments made with the finest Peruvian fibers, such as Alpaca and Vicuña, and whose designs are inspired by the beautiful shapes and enigmatic fabrics of ancient Peruvian cultures.

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CONTACT US

¿How to get there?

Mundo Alpaca Arequipa is located in the city center, known for its unique tourist attractions. You can visit us at:

Av. Juan de la Torre 101 San Lázaro, Cercado

Monday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

Write to us: mundoalpaca@michell.com.pe