Temples

Pretty special, both for its stylistic and its iconography, Puno churches are unique in that their membership. This saw their churches in their traditional dress giving a different view than those of other parts of Peru.

The Cathedral of Puno

The Basilica of Puno Cathedral was built in stone in the eighteenth century in the old Supay Kancha meaning "encirclement of the devil". This monument is representative exponent mestizo style. The physical configuration of the monument in terms of plant and dome, is Baroque style, typical of the eighteenth century.

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La Merced church

It is administered by the congregation of parents Mercedarios, there are venerated images of the Lord of Huanca and Our Lady of Mercy.

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San Juan Church

Located in the Pine Park, is located inside the revered Virgin of Candelaria. Over 200 years ago was a simple chapel of Aboriginal, built of adobe, even before its refraction in the year 1876. It is constructed of the Republican era, with an arched pediment French.

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San Antonio de Padua Church

This temple is run by the Franciscan Fathers. Inside is the Lord of Miracles Canvas, the first replica of the sacred image, you can also see the image of Christ Pachamamilla. In their altars are Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres.

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