Attractions

Archaeological Site in Lake Titicaca

Sillustani

Sitting on rolling hills on the Lake Umayo peninsula, the funerary towers of Sillustani stand out for miles against a desolate altiplano landscape.The ancient Colla people who once dominated the Lake Titicaca area w…
Historic Site in Puno

Yavari

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…
Archaeological Site in Lake Titicaca

Cutimbo

Just over 20km from Puno, this dramatic site has an extraordinary position atop a table-topped volcanic hill surrounded by a fertile plain. Its modest number of well-preserved chullpas, built by the Colla, Lupaca an…
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 …
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

Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

The imposing 1557 church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción has an expansive courtyard approach that may awaken urges to oratory. Its interior is airy, and the pulpit is covered in gold leaf.Other churches nearby incl…
Church in Lampa

Iglesia de Santiago Apostol

Worth seeing and the pride of locals, this lime-mortar church includes fascinating features such as a life-sized sculpture of the Last Supper; Santiago (St James) atop a real stuffed horse, returning from the dead t…
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…
Museum in Lampa

Museo Kampac

Staff at the shop opposite this museum, two blocks west of the Plaza de Armas, will give you a Spanish-language guided tour of the museum’s small but significant collection. It includes pre-Inca ceramics and monolit…
Monument in Puno

El Arco Deustua

A fairly simple arch jazzed up with adornments makes for a tourist attraction in Puno. El Arco Deustua dates from 1847 and was a tribute to those who fought in the battles of Junín and Ayachuco. Today its name is mo…