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Puno Peru is a port city on the edge of Lake Titicaca. The city of Puno in Peru is often called the gateway to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Among the cities in Peru Puno is one that boasts of a rich past heritage as is evident from the archaeological remains found at Puno.

The Tiahunaco culture of the Aymara ethnic group thrived in the site of the modern Puno Peru. The ruins of this culture is still one of the tourist attractions of Puno Peru. The city of Puno in Peru was also the home to the Inca civilization.

Puno was given the status of a city in Peru in 1688. The development of the town began from this time. The enthusiasm of the Spanish priests to convert the inhabitants of Puno Peru resulted in the construction of the numerous churches in the city. The architecture of the place has quite a number of churches that attract tourists.

Puno Peru is the capital of the region of the same name. The glimpse of he history and culture offered by Puno Peru lures tourists to visit the place. The weather of Puno in Peru is dry and cold. In spite of the harsh weather conditions Puno remains an important travel destination of Peru. The blue sky of Puno Peru reflects the blue depths of Lake Titicaca.

The colorful folk traditions of Puno Peru is also a major attraction for touists. The numerous festivals, ceremonies and events organized throughout the year gives an opportunity to explore the myriad hues of Puno culture. Of these festivals the most important is perhaps the Virgen de la Candelaria celebrated in the month of February.

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