Catedral de Chucuito, Puno

3.8
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Puno
Step into a simpler time at the small town of Catedral de Chucuito. Walk the streets to see the ruins and walls dating back to the 16th century, and drop by Latin America's only fertility temple. Though some question the authenticity of the temple, the structure stands in stunning contrast to the town's small colonial church, which dates back to before Peruvian independence. If you like the outdoors, head to the surrounding hills for easy, fun trekking. Work out when and for how long to visit Catedral de Chucuito and other Puno attractions using our handy Puno attractions planner .
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  • Amid the vegetation and surrounded by the sacred Mountains arose the citadel, walking along the millennial paths we imagined how these people lived: their sacred temples, plantations houses, finally their daily records. Unforgettable views...
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  • Good place to see how impressed the Spanish conquerors in the ancient Peru. The weather can be very changeable so you must be prepared both for strong winds, strong sunlight, etc. Much of the history of the place revolves around temples and other sacred places devoted to fertility.
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  • To return to a restaurant attached to the wall of the Church in the main square which has a second floor (facing the Church to the right) and I told the Lady "waited 5 long months to go back to eat trout more rich of the world"
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  • A good place to visit and learn about the history of the Puna man
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  • Nice area, with a front of the Cathedral. On Sunday the stalls and "picnic"
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  • Trout are very rich
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