Region of Puno

Puno Colonial Churches

& Sites

Due to its inclement weather with temperatures near freezing, the Region of Puno wasn't immediately populated by the Spaniards a ter their arrival. Once the Spaniards realized that the Region of Puno was rich inminerals such as gold and silver, they started to colonize it and build their towns. The Region of Puno has several Colonial churches and small towns which maintain sorne of the buildings raised during the Colonial period. In sorne cases these buildings hove been renovated so visitors canlearn about the times when the Spaniards lived in the area; however, not all Colonial buildings are in good shape.

Belowis a list of the most important Colonial churches and buildings in the Region of Puno.
 

Cathedral of Puno

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Built mainly of stones, the church has the shape of a Latin cross.

Location: Main Square of Puno (Puno Downtown), District, Province, and Region of Puno

Building Time Period & Architectural Style: Construction started in 1669 and ended in 1757. Theclock inone of the towers was placedin 1829. The Cathedral has a Mestizo - Baroque style.

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