The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Sights


Catedral Review

Etchings of flowers, fruits, and mermaids playing an Andean guitar called the charango grace the entrance of the Spanish baroque-style church. Sculpted by Peruvian architect Simon de Asto, the 17th-century stone cathedral has one of the more eclectically carved facades of any church in the area. Plain on the inside, its main decorations are a silver-plated altar and paintings from the Cusco School.

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  • Address: Plaza de Armas, Puno | Map It
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 7–noon and 3–6, Sat. 7–noon and 3–7
  • Location: Puno
Updated: 10-20-2012

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