Catedral de Puno

Catedral de Puno: Address, Phone Number, Catedral de Puno Reviews: 4/5

Catedral de Puno
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks
The area
Popular mentions

4.0
937 reviews
Excellent
292
Very good
363
Average
247
Poor
26
Terrible
9

Rafal W
Skoki, Poland1,391 contributions
Cathedral Basilica of St. Charles Borromeo
Feb 2020
After short excursion to floating islands of Uros I still had several hours to departure so I'd decided to wander around the town of Puno. A cool morning gave way to a hot midday so slowly, without a rush, I climbed up the street in direction of local Plaza de Armas. I'd already noticed that nearly every town and city in Peru has its own main square or, to be more precise, parade ground, to which the city name was added. To be honest, I didn't expect to find such a huge edifice in place like Puno. Actually, Cathedral of Puno is located on the west side of the city, between Plaza de Armas de Puno and Parque Santa Rosa, Despite the weekend there was group of workers in the square cutting paving tiles and filling the whole place with noise and dust. But nobody seemed to care about it. The Cathedral was built in 18th century in Baroque style with two massive towers flanking the main entrance and little dome in the rear part of edifice. The facade of the cathedral facing the square is richly decorated with two niches on the both sides of main entrance that contains sculptures of saints or disciples, or perhaps evangelists, as both of them holds open books. The side entrances are also decorated with carved arches and cornices. Unfortunately, the door were closed so I couldn't check how the Cathedral looked from the inside. Still, it is the most impressive building in Puno. In my humble opinion.
Written April 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bigboy61455
xxx1,138 contributions
5 stars/must do when there is any festival
Oct 2019
It is quite impressive inside although it was built by local miners. Here is interesting fact about another UNESCO award. It is not a world heritage site (as it is quite ordinary looking church). But it gets UNESCO cultural site because every February, the church organizes Peru’s biggest folklore festival (20,000 dancers) and threw water during this Peruvian carnivals. When we visited, there is another festival with purple Jesus, decoration with flowers on the ground every street corner, marching bands and procession. It happened next to our hotel and that is wonderful.
Written November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Priscila N
Sao Paulo, SP208 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019
It's in the Plaza de Armas, bythe way it was under construction during my visit. :-(
Also known as Catedral Basílica San Carlos Borromeo.
It is in the Andean Baroque architectural, beautiful, and it's totally worth the visit.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DPMALLIC
London, UK2,276 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Apr 2019 • Family
Puno Cathedral is in the main square of Puno and consists of two nice towers. It was built in eighteenth century and after that various things added. The front of the interior of the Cathedral is made of silver and looks very beautiful. The side walls are full with various paintings.
Written June 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA841 contributions
Pretty cathedral, worth a quick stop
Jun 2019 • Couples
Puno Cathedral has some really nice stonework detail on the exterior, worth a visit. The interior is not as lavish as many cathedrals, even other cathedrals we saw in Peru, but it's pretty. The cathedral is in the Plaza de Armas. Unfortunately we were there (early June 2019), there was fencing around most of the plaza for some repair work being done. That ruined some photo ops. Worth a stop.
Written June 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geoff E
Birmingham, UK368 contributions
Impressive Place
May 2019 • Friends
Well worth a visit if you're staying in Puno. Nice town square, and they allow photos inside the cathedral
Written June 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
Cathedral Basilica
Jun 2019 • Friends
San Carlos Borromeo (or Saint Charles) is built in the Andean baroque style. This is the diocese of Puno. It was built in 1757. In front of the cathedral on the left side is a statue in black. I came here at dusk and when I took a shot at the building in front, there seems to be some illumination of gold throughout. The inside is a dome like altar with blue lights and white ceiling. I stopped here to admire the building and peek inside. The doors are heavy and looked indestructible. Masses are posted (daily) at 08:00 and additional hours on Saturday at 18:00 and 10:00, 16:00 and 18:00 on Sundays. The cathedral has statues of significant person in front but it was all fenced off for renovation. It is juxtaposed to the building of Palace of the Justice Court which is also to be admired.
Written June 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,782 contributions
Catedral de Puno
Mar 2019 • Friends
Like many others in Peru, Puno Cathedral is a beautiful twin tower building. It is situated in the main square of Puno and is in the Andean Baroque style. We weren't in Puno long enough to get a look inside but the outside had some interesting architectural features. There was a foam festival taking place on the evening we were in town and the whole area was buzzing with laughter and celebration. We did well to avoid being sprayed with foam from all sides and it would seem every man, woman and child was carrying a large can - there was a lot of foam flying about. We never did find out the significance of the foam celebrations but the walk to the cathedral was worth the risk.
Written June 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

307middleton70
Dorset, UK117 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Jun 2019 • Couples
You have to pay an entry fee but consider the 7 day museum, temples if you are in Cusco fir a few days
On every review take plenty of paracetamol tablet to cope with the altitude we took the max dose
If you travel to Lake Titicaca then that is the worst place 3 x’s the height of Ben Nevis
In the cathedral there is so much gold and silver look out in a corner at the back for a chunk of stone shaped like a cone, touch it and feel the Inca Power
Stay off alcohol until you get used to the altitude drink water but if you are travelling with a suitcase take a travel kettle! saves buying water and the planet
The coca tea do not drink after 1.00 pm just plain mint tea or hot chocolate
Use hand gel all the time
Even use it on the remote controls in the hotels
Take fly killer spray for your room and mosquito repellent and the most fantastic time
Written June 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heddy G
Malvern, PA469 contributions
Lovely
May 2019 • Couples
This was right across from our hotel so we passed by many times. Beautiful to look at. We did not go in but it looked like they had regular church services.
Written June 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 183
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Catedral de Puno

We recommend booking Catedral de Puno tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 15 Catedral de Puno tours on Tripadvisor