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Puno is one of the most conservative and traditional cities in Peru. Puno is the department that together with Cusco Arequipa and Madre de Dios form the great circuit of the south of Peru and in whose route are the most important biological and cultural natural reserves of the Andean country.   Puno is the fourth largest department after Madre de Dios. this city was founded on April 26, 1822 and the

most important festival is the cult of the Virgen de la Candelaria (very old syncretic cult) and was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

The city of Puno is accentuated on the shores of Lake Titi Kaka which also forms part of its largest natural reserves-

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These are some of the most important:

Cathedral of the City of Puno, Conde de Lemos Balcony, Dreyer Municipal Museum

Arco Deustua, Cerro Huajsapata, The House of Corregidor, Mirador Kuntur Wasi

and the National Reserve of Titicaca which is a Protected Natural Area, created in 1978 with the purpose of preserving the natural resources of the ecosystem of Lake Titicaca and the Puna and has an area of ​​36,180 ha. species of birds, fish and amphibians.

The birds are the most numerous and there are more than 60 species, among which parihuanas or flamingos, huallatas, gulls, keles, chullumpis and leqües (there are also species in danger of extinction). The flora of the lake is represented by twelve varieties of aquatic plants, among which the totora and the llacho stand out.

[mkdf_section_title title=”Good to Know” title_color=”” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”” margin_bottom=”” title_size=”small”][mkdf_info_items][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Location:” description=”Central coast of Peru, facing the Pacific Ocean and on the banks of the Rimac River, at 154 meters above sea level.It is located in the south of the country, bordering on the north with Madre de Dios, on the east with Bolivia and Lake Titicaca, on the south with Tacna, on the southwest with Moquegua and on the west with Arequipa and Cuzco. Population: of 274 494 inhabitants by the year 2015.”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Time zone: ” description=”GMT-5″][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Electricity: ” description=”220 V AC, 60 Hz.”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Visas: ” description=”The most open country in the world, only travelers from India need a visa to enter Peru. (they only need to have the valid passport).”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Climate: ” description=”The city of Puno rests on the shores of Lake Titicaca and is cold and semi-dry. The rainy season starts in October and ends in April. The maximum annual average temperature is 14 ° C (58 ° F) and the minimum 3 ° C (37 ° F).”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”When to travel to Puno? ” description=”You can visit at any time of the year. But highly recommended from March to November”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Hotels in Puno” description=”Booking.com”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Fun centers in Puno” description=”Cafe Bar of the House of Corregidor. It offers a unique proposal, with special attention to details, music, taste and comfort. we are in the famous Casa del Corregidor, declared as Historical Monument of Colonial Architecture. It offers a cozy atmosphere, with unique terrace in the city, and the Tunki coffee recognized as the best organic gourmet coffee in the world; simple and economical. Address: Jr. Deustua Nº 576, Puno – Perú Telephone: (051) 351921. Recommended Activities:”][/mkdf_info_item][/mkdf_info_items]
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