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Top Choice Peruvian in Puno

Mojsa

The go-to place for locals and travelers alike, Mojsa lives up to its name, Aymara for ‘delicious.’ It has a thoughtful range of Peruvian and international food, including innovative trout dishes and a design-your-o…
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…
in Puno

La Barca

This is Puno’s best cevichería (ceviche restaurant). The world holds little greater pleasure than swigging down beer in its sunny green courtyard while scoffing piles of delicious marinated fish. The tiradito de cua…
in Puno

Dóminos Megadisco

If you want to see how the locals get down, this is the place for you. Multi-leveled mayhem, a karaoke lounge, a dance floor that explodes to salsa, reggaetón (a blend of Puerto Rican bomba, dancehall and hip-hop) a…