Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi), Puno

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A long metal wingspan of a condor stretches out against the sky at Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi), 3,990 m (13,087 ft) above sea level. The bird serves both as an important reminder of the community's Andean heritage and, more importantly, as one of the most extraordinary vantage points from which to view the city and the lake. The monument stands at the end of a 620-step staircase--wear proper walking shoes and bring your camera. Arrange your visit to Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Puno using our Puno trip planner .
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  • Its a huge bird visible from the city centre but in order to get a close up view or getting up real close one needs to climb many many steps thus recognizing the work required that elevation we very s...  more »
  • After the rise with at least 600 levels and several altitude is not to be underestimated, it is worth to climb the lookout! It is not so very maintained as in the most centres of Peru but the view makes up for it!
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  • We arrived at the place in a taxi, because that is in a high area of the city. Then again walking to the Center. The view is beautiful from both the city and the Lake Hill. The Condor seen as caretaker and guardian of the place is of relative beauty... You could keep it much better. But beyond this detail is worth climbing.
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  • nice view on the city, possible to climb the condor for free
  • if you're in Puno you should visit el mirador
  • Nice panorama of Puno. But not easy to reach an not really safe place.
  • Very nice view of Puno, the surrounding mountains and the Titicaca lake.
  • The condor viewpoint is located south west of the central plaza. Walking up would be tough as there are many stairs up the steep slope but a taxi from the main square costs between 10-20soles. The view gives you a good sense for the scale of (not particularly picturesque) Puno city and an excellent view out to the lake. the walk back down to the main square only takes 10-15 minutes.

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