Puno Tourism, Peru

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Puno is a city in southeastern Peru, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It is the capital city of the Puno Region and the Puno Province with a population of approximately 149,064 (2014 estimate). The city was established in 1668 by viceroy Pedro Antonio Fernández de Castro as capital of the province of Paucarcolla with the name San Juan Bautista de Puno. The name was later changed to San Carlos de Puno, in honor of king Charles II of Spain. Puno has several churches dating back from the colonial period; they were built to service the Spanish population and evangelize the natives.


Puno in Peru offers a unique experience to travellers. A holiday in Puno can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Puno*

  • Living in Puno - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 58.01 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puno

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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