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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  • Wonderful colonial building. Very well kept and maintained. Safe for walking and walking area. Beautiful Christmas decorations
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  • This Cathedral is very interesting, ancient, very well cared for, apparently make maintenance periodically. It is worth visiting it.
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  • Beautiful structure with a picturesque holder e with wonderful frescoes. It is located in the plaza de armas and outside we saw from pilgrimages to funeral wakes.
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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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Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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