Puno is located in southeastern Peru, by the shores of lake Tititcaca. It was the cradle of the great culture Tiahuanaco, being the chullpas or funeral towers of Sillustani the living relic of this culture.
This city is very famous for its folklore and diverse festivities like the festival of the Virgin of Candelarias. Puno shares Lake Titicaca with Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest in South America.
In the outskirts, you can visit Juli, famous for its beautiful colonial churches, Lampa with its vice royal church built between 1675 and 1685, Llachon, a community that still maintains its centuries old customs and cultural expressions, and Pucara, known for its pre-Inca pottery and for the “toritos de Pucara” that the artisans of today create from clay.
Altitude: 3,825 meters
Temperature: Max 19º C and minimum (-5º C). Rainy season runs from December through march.
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