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The Inca legend of Lake Titicaca

The history of the creation of some cities in Peru is sometimes based on the Inca mythological legends. One of the best known is the myth of the origin of Lake Titicaca, whose main characters are the inhabitants of Puno. According to the legend, before the Lake Titicaca, this place was a fertile valley. Its […]

What to see in Puno (besides Lake Titicaca)

Most tourists who arrive in Puno do so in order to visit Lake Titicaca. But the southern city of our country has many other attractions to enjoy, so if you have a few days off after visiting the lake, you can not miss these places. Museum of Coca and Customs One of the things that […]

Visit Lake Titicaca with your family

In the department of Puno, southeast of our country, the Lake Titicaca is located. It is the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the places that attracts a great number of tourists from all over Peru. Its islands are the perfect destination for those who want to travel with the whole family, since […]

Living the festival of Holy Virgin of Candelaria

Among the many ancient feasts that are still celebrated in Peru, the Virgin of Candelaria festival stands out for being the most colorful and massive of them all, a symbol of the religious syncretism among aymara, quechua and spanish culture that is revealed through the dance of the peculiar characters that are part of its […]

Taquile Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

It seems that the name of this island, of approximately 10 km2 of extension, comes from the surname of its first owners: the Gonzalez family of Taquila, known in many of the islands of Lake Titicaca, whose designation comes from the names of its trustees. Taquile currently has a population of about 2,500 people in […]