Historic Building in Puno

Casa del Corregidor

An attraction in its own right, this 17th-century house is one of Puno’s oldest residences. A former community center, it now houses a small fair-trade arts-and-crafts store and a cafe.
Museum in Puno

Coca Museum

Tiny and quirky, this museum offers lots of interesting information – historical, medicinal, cultural – about the coca plant and its many uses. Presentation isn’t that interesting, though: reams of text (in English …
Museum in Puno

Museo Carlos Dreyer

This museum houses a fascinating collection of Puno-related archaeological artifacts and art. Upstairs there are three mummies and a full-scale fiberglass chullpa (funerary tower).It's around the corner from Casa de…
Museum in Puno

Museo Naval

The Museo Naval has a fascinating if tiny exhibit on navigating the lake, from rudimentary reed boats up to 19th-century steamers. The Spanish-speaking staff will show you around for a tip.
Historic Site in Puno


The oldest steamship on Lake Titicaca, the famed Yavari has turned from British gunship to a museum and recommended bed and breakfast, with bunk-bed lodging and attentive service under the stewardship of its captain…
Town Hall in Lampa

Lampa Municipalidad

In the small square beside the church, the town hall is recognizable by its murals depicting Lampa’s history – past, present and future. Inside there’s a gorgeous courtyard, a replica of the Pietà and a museum honor…
Museum in Pucará

Museo Lítico Pucará

The Museo Lítico Pucará displays a surprisingly good selection of anthropomorphic monoliths from the town’s pre-Inca site, Kalasaya. The ruins themselves sit above the town, a short way up Jirón Lima away from the m…
Church in Puno

Catedral de Puno

Puno’s baroque cathedral, on the western flank of the Plaza de Armas, was completed in 1757. The interior is more spartan than you’d expect from the well-sculpted facade, except for the silver-plated altar, which, f…
Temple in Chucuito

Templo de la Fertilidad

Quiet Chucuito’s principal attraction is the outlandish Templo de la Fertilidad. Its dusty grounds are scattered with large stone phalluses, some up to 1.2m in length. Local guides tell various entertaining stories …
Church in Juli

San Juan de Letrán

Dating from 1570, the adobe baroque church of San Juan de Letrán contains richly framed escuela cuzqueña (Cuzco School) paintings that depict the lives of saints.