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Besuchen Sie die Stadt Puno
On today's city tour you will visit the Cathedral of Puno, a Roman Catholic church built in the 17th century on the Plaza Mayor (main square) in Spanish Baroque style. The front was decorated by the Peruvian sculptor Simón de Asta with decorative elements from the regional flora and fauna. Inside the church, Spanish Baroque mixes with elements of Andean culture.
Another must on today's city tour is the Balcón del Conde de Lemus (The balcony of the Duke). This structure was one of the first in Puno, and was built in 1668 after the founding of the city. As the story goes, Viceroy Pedro Antonio Fernández de Castro moved in to the house to quell a regional uprising. Today there is a gallery and the branch of the National Cultural Institute in the house.
Further on you will see the "Casa del Corregidor", the hill Huajsapata, and the look outs "Kuntur Huasi" and "Puma Uta". A colorful and joyful experience is also the market stalls at the harbor and the daily market in the city.
This activity is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.