Catedral de Chucuito, Puno

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Puno Region
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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  • It is a place that might be more attractive if you were more careful. It is a very attractive Temple and is interesting to visit it with a guide to get to know the history. It is a pity that not given the importance that has the authorities and to take care of yourself, when we were people climbing structures and no one told him anything.
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  • This somewhat neglected, went to the Temple of fertility and the trout hatchery, then we had lunch at the plaza de armas of chucuito, but I really do not recommend it, or just to know but nothing else
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  • This place is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a few km from Puno, it is not so well known, but I really liked but, it is much more quiet and nice
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