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-