Catedral de Chucuito, Puno

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#4 of 6 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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  • August 26, 2017
    Agreed with some of the others that say if you're short on time, nothing special. I hired a taxi/tour to take me, and I could have skipped it. But, if you have a free morning, it's a good way to kill ...  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    The temple of fertility is very interesting and once beautiful is about 30 minutes you can go on your own because there are minibuses in the terminal of chucuito and the price is 1.50 soles, I have st...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    I visited Chucuito on a Monday. At the fertility temple my only company was two grazing alpacas and the phallic-like rocks protruding from the earth. My guide walked around with me in the small space....  more »

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