Puno The highest navigable lake in the world “Titicaca”

Hello bloggers, today we will talk about the highest navigable lake in the world “Titicaca”.

Puno is a place full of attractions for being home to Lake Titicaca. Legend has it that the children of the Sun, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, emerged from its waters. Responsible for the foundation of the Inca Empire.

About Puno

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It is said that one arrives in Puno with one look and leaves with another.

Puno is full of wonderful things that the visitor can experience and feel, our senses are open to this fascinating Andean world.

Puno in Peru has a special flavor, some say it is the immense Lake Titicaca, the first thing you see when entering the city, considered the largest lake in Peru, these waters were the origin of countless legends, which come to life every time they are told.

In Peru Puno has a special flavor, some say it is the immense Lake Titicaca, the first thing you see when entering the city, considered the largest lake in Peru, these waters were the origin of countless legends, which come to life every time they are told.

Where is it located?

The department of Puno is located in the southeast of the country. It borders the cities of Arequipa and Cusco. It is the fifth largest department, behind Loreto.

puno the highets navigable lake in the world “titicaca”

Excursion to lake titicaca “Uros island and Taquile”

Of all the places to see in Puno, I loved the floating islands of the Uros and the excursion. Just for the boat ride on Lake Titicaca alone is worth it, what caught my attention the most were the Uros islands. We got up early to embark on a motorboat to the floating islands of the Uros. Visit two of these dozens of man-made islands, each constructed of native reeds found in the shallow waters of the lake, and learn about their distinct inhabitants and culture as you go. Then continue to Taquile Island, home to some of Peru’s best weavers. puno the highets navigable lake in the world “titicaca”

What activities to do in Puno?

Main Square and Cathedral of Puno:

The Cathedral of Puno is located in the Plaza de Armas.
It was built on a ceremonial site called “Supay Kancha” which means the circle of the devil.

Inside the cathedral the façade is silver and there are magnificent paintings of the Cuzco school.

In the city of Puno you can visit:

  • The viewpoints surrounding the city and Kuntur Wasi or Puma Uta which offer a beautiful view of Puno, Lake Titicaca and its surroundings.
  • The Palace of Justice Puno, which is a two-story building and that this has the facade of beige and red ornaments.
  • The San Juan Bautista church, which contains the image of the patron saint Virgen de la Candelaria, and has three altars.
  • Lithic Museum of Pukara, which in its interior houses ceramics, sculptures such as monolithic, stelae and zoomorphic figures, the sculpture that stands out is that of Hatunñaqac.

Taquile and Amantani Islands:

The islands are extensions of land located in Lake Titicaca, whose inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture.

  • Taquile Island. Located on Lake Titicaca with an area of 5.72 km, which is inhabited by Quechua families, which are mainly engaged in agriculture and fishing while women are engaged in weaving. The island of Taquile is located 35 km away, 3 hours by boat from the port of the city of Puno.
  • The island of Amantani is located in Lake Titicaca, its inhabitants are Aymara and are basically engaged in agriculture.
  • As in Taquile, the inhabitants offer an experiential tourism in the native communities.

Chullpas of Sillustani:

The chullpas are located 34 kilometers from Puno, in the lagoon of Umayo. Sillustani has about 90 chullpas with an inverted cone shape.

The story goes that the corpses were mummified in the fetal position before being placed in the tombs.

How to get to Puno?

1 OPTION ON PLANE

By air. – Puno has an international airport called Inca Manco Capac, located in Juliaca, which receives flights from Lima, Cusco and Arequipa. The airport is located just over an hour from Puno.

2 OPTION IN BUSES

By land. – To arrive to this city we must know that Puno is connected with Arequipa, Cusco and Moquegua, from the city of Lima you arrive with a stopover in Arequipa where the trip takes approximately 17 hours.

2 OPTION IN TRAIN

By rail. – It is one of the most striking routes, where you can live a beautiful experience due to its landscapes throughout the journey from the city of Cusco to Puno, with a trip of approximately 10 hours.

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