Catedral de Chucuito, Puno

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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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  • Near Puno lies this town which seems to gone in the time where is the famous Temple of the fertility, also there is a nursery of trout and a few very large on the route near hence Inca faces.
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  • Chucuito is located directly on Lake Titicaca, about 20-30 minutes by car from Puno. Our hotel was located at the entrance of the village and generally located in the midst of this unique, rough and quiet landscape. Many users here refer in its assessment exclusively on the fertility stamps, which however is not the only thing this place has to offer. The temple is admittedly not really special, but a short trip is entertaining, if one is just nearby, always. Which is more interesting instead against on foot or on horseback to explore. The inhabitants are all very friendly and interested in, you can see many animals and from the hills, you have a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside and the sea.
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  • A very local place South of the Peru. Beautiful scenery, very kind and friendly people. I thought that by being Chilean, there would be a complex deal, but not. The food of the place is very rich.
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