Puno Cathedral – Cathedral tours

2Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri – Sun 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm / Sat 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Free admission

Location : City centre.

Puno

Built in the 17th century, its façade was carved by the Peruvian master builder Simón de Asto. The church is an example of the Spanish Baroque style, but also features Andean elements, giving the monument its mestizo character.

Puno Attractions in the City
Huajsapata Hill – Puno excursions

Huajsapata Hill – Puno excursions

Visiting Hours : Monday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Free admission Location : 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, towards the west of the city. Puno Natural viewpoint from which visitors can see the city and...

Deustua Arch – attractions Deustua

Deustua Arch – attractions Deustua

Visiting Hours : Monday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Free admission. Location : Jr. Independencia block 2. Puno Built in stone carved by the Puno people in memory of the patriots who fought for Peruvian independence.

Carlos Dreyer Museum – Puno attractions

Carlos Dreyer Museum – Puno attractions

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. Location : Conde de Lemos street 289. Puno The museum exhibits pottery, gold and silver objects, textiles and stone sculptures from the Inca and pre-Inca periods, including items...

Balcony of the Conde de Lemos – Peru excursions

Balcony of the Conde de Lemos – Peru excursions

Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri 8.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm. Free admission. Location : Crossroads of Deustua and Conde de Lemos streets. Puno Built in approximately 1668, this is the house where...

Puno Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Puno Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri – Sun 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm / Sat 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Free admission Location : City centre. Puno...

Puno Attractions Beyond the City
Chucuito (Puno) – Puno travel

Chucuito (Puno) – Puno travel

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 18 km south of Puno (15 minutes by car). Puno Also known as the Ciudad de las Cajas Reales (City of the Royal Boxes), as it was the tax collection centre during colonial...

Taquile Island – attractions Peruvian

Taquile Island – attractions Peruvian

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 35 km east of Puno port, (3 hours by boat). Puno The area is known for its friendly people, who still preserve traditional customs and clothes. Among the highlights are the laboriously crafted,...

Amantaní Island (Puno) – Puno tours

Amantaní Island (Puno) – Puno tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 36 km north-east of Puno port (3 hours 30 minutes by boat). Puno An island inhabited by eight communities dedicated specifically to the growing of potatoes, corn, oca, quinoa, broad beans and peas,...

Uros Floating Islands – attractions Uros

Uros Floating Islands – attractions Uros

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm. Location : 5 km west of the port of Puno, (20 minutes by car). Puno There are approximately 63 artificial islands floating in Lake Titicaca (3,810 masl), each...

Lake Titicaca (Puno) – Puno tours

Lake Titicaca (Puno) – Puno tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime and at night. Location : 11 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Puno An important lake in Andean mythology, from which, according to legend, Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, children of the Sun god and...

Puno Festivals
Anniversary of Puno – Peru festivals

Anniversary of Puno – Peru festivals

Puno Begins: 01-NovemberEnds: 07-November This anniversary is celebrated with civic displays and dance exhibitions on the streets of the city. A special event on 5 November represents the creation of the Inca empire. According to legend, the mythical couple of Manco...

Festival of the Crosses – Puno excursions

Festival of the Crosses – Puno excursions

Puno Begins: 03-MayEnds: 04-May The Festival of the Crosses and the Alasitas fair is a special occasion when the people sell miniature handicrafts at various fairs located in the streets and traditional places of each city, symbolising those things people would...

Candlemas Festival – Peru tours

Candlemas Festival – Peru tours

Puno Begins: 12-JanuaryEnds: 12-February The city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, becomes the American Folkloric Capital for a fortnight or more. On the main day, the Virgin is taken on a procession, together with more than 200 music...

Q´ashwa de San Sebastián – festivals

Q´ashwa de San Sebastián – festivals

Puno Begins: 20-JanuaryEnds: 20-January Juliaca Carnival is lavish, large-scale and long. It begins with the Huch´uy Poqoy (Small Carnival) and ends with the Hatun Poqoy (Carnival). The Small Carnival is also known as Q’ashwa de San Sebastián, and was given National...

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