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Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Small, pretty, baroque-style cathedral situated on the main square in Puno. It was designed in... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2019
deborahk3
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Comes alive at night

I spent a night in Puno, staying in a hotel just a block away. I saw this church late in the... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2019
mikef888au
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Sydney, Australia
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In front of Parque Pino, Puno 21000, Peru
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Small, pretty, baroque-style cathedral situated on the main square in Puno. It was designed in the 18th century by the Peruvian architect Simon de Asto. The cathedral is honored to be the sanctuary of Puno's patron saint:Mamita Candelaria. It is also famous for carvings
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Unless you’re fervently religious, or speak Spanish, this won’t take much time. Pretty enough, but 10 minutes will do fine.
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I spent a night in Puno, staying in a hotel just a block away. I saw this church late in the afternoon, it was closed. I strolled the streets for an hour or so, then at dusk, the lights came on but still closed. I found a restaurant for dinner, and came back...it was crowded all
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This church has been entrusted the guardianship of the virgin of the Candlemas and is especially beautiful in February when Peru celebrates the madonna. When we went in all the altars were adorned with the most beautiful flowers.
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This Roman Catholic Church is across from Parque Pino. Its exterior, known as a French Ogival style, is unusual in Peru and will certainly catch your eye. The original church, dating to the mid-1500s, was built to spread the faith to the indigenous people. This church was
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