Catedral de Puno, Puno

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A prominent example of colonial Baroque architecture, Catedral de Puno serves as the seat of the region's Catholic diocese. As you approach the cathedral (c. 1757), admire its imposing exterior, boasting extensive brickwork, a grand entryway, and two relatively squat bell towers. Enter the building to see its altar, featuring numerous intricate religious figures dotting a sizable frame. Note the flag of the Vatican on display to the side--a commemoration of a visit by Pope Paul VI in 1964. Make Catedral de Puno a part of your Puno vacation plans using our Puno trip planner.
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  • I went out for a walk after breakfast around 7 am. Park bench blooming flowers. Appearance in front of the Church stairs, police cars to wash together policemen saw for the first time.
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  • Our last day in Puno, we visited this cathedral. Later in the day we sat on the steps and watched a magnificent parade of bands, dancers, etc. They were selling something similar to Silly String and e...  more »
  • Reflects the Spanish colonization with all your exuberance, tributes to the Virgin of Candelaria, mixing with the Carnival of Puno, demonstrate the mixture between the religious and pagan.
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  • Worth the trip..beautiful place. Very historic. Take a taxi or walk to get here. Just keep a firm grip on your wallet. My friends wallet was snatched out of his backpack while he was wearing it. Fortunately another Peruvian tapped on my shoulder, alerted me, pointed out the guy and I caught him. I'm 6'1" and he was 5' 1" so we discussed him turning it back over to which he replied that he'd found it and promptly handed it back to me. My friend, who was well ahead of me, was oblivious to the theft until I brought him his wallet back. As soon as I let loose of the thief's shirt, he bolted like a rabbit. While my friends passport and other items were in tact he did report that the little guy got away with four dollars. I'm sure he needed it...no loss...just be careful.
  • Beautiful but small cathedral. Located in the center of Puno
  • Nice.
  • Reached here through touristic alley then I saw small Catedral. Weather was extreamly clear, I could see at a time rapidly. I felt instantly this is the cathedral where live togather with locals.
  • Come here for night pictures of the Cathedral. It is not one of the biggest Cathedrals but its one of the nicest buildings in Puno. The lighting is nice at night and the front of the Cathedral has some nice detailed work.

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