Puno celebrates 350th anniversary: What to do and where to go

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Puno celebrates 350th anniversary: What to do and where to go

The south-Peruvian city of Puno is known for its proximity to Lake Titicaca and is said to be the capital of Peruvian folklore. This can be seen during the various celebrations of saints when locals dress up in traditional costumes to dance and to play their century-old regional songs. Soon there is a new reason for a celebration: on November 4th, 2018, Puno celebrates it’s 350 anniversary.

This special event both locals and travelers the chance to get engaged in the unique culture of this colonial city. (more…)

Puno: Capital of Peruvian Folklore

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Puno: Capital of Peruvian Folklore

Last weekend, Puno celebrated the last days of the Candelaria Festival. Puno, also called the Capital of Peruvian Folklore, host this big event with over 350 different dances. The dances as well as music and art of this region show the combination of Peruvian traditions and influences from abroad.

Oe of the most well-known typical dances is „La Diablada“. La Diablada is a symbolic Peruvian dance, representing the Andean-Christian syncretism and the battle between good and evil.
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