"Puno, the gate of Titicaca" Top 5 Page for this destination Puno by SirRichard

Puno Travel Guide: 167 reviews and 460 photos

For most of the people visiting Puno, this is a basecamp for visiting the Titicaca lake, the Uros islands, Taquile, or even the funerary towers of Sillustani.
Located in the Peruvian western shore of the lake, is the biggest town around the lake, and a stopover on the way from Cuzco to Bolivia.

But if you have a free afternoon here, there's a few things to do in Puno, wandering around its colonial streets, visiting the cathedral, buying some excellent wool, or eating at one of its many popular restaurants.


What I enjoyed most in Puno was wandering around its little streets with all those interesting small shops and popular restaurants. I even went to a hairdresser and got my hair cur for less than a dollar!

  • Last visit to Puno: Apr 2005
  • Intro Written Jun 7, 2005
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  • stevemt's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2007 at 10:16 PM

    This interested me. I searched & think It is probably the Peruvian Army's "Region Militar del Sur" 4th Mountain Brigade stationed at Puno. You may have been lucky taking the photo and not getting harassed for it :)

  • ryuhome's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2005 at 9:40 AM

    Nice to see someone who took the time to create a page for this mostly ignored city. Interesting stuff. Thanks!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 5:34 AM

    Strolling the streets is one of my favorite holiday activities too! How was the cuy? I have to try that someday . . .

  • Jun 12, 2005 at 6:09 AM

    Good overview of Puno. I wouldn't have dared to try the Guinea pig dish though...

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2005 at 1:34 AM

    You tasted the cuy ????? wow


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