Hotel in Puno | Hotel Libertador

  • Altitud: 3,810 s.n.m.
  • Tiempo de vuelo Lima - Puno: 1:30 hrs


Peru’s Folklore

The Collao plateau, ancient home of the Tiahuanaco, one of the Andes most influential cultures, rolls out with gentle hills and starkly beautiful landscapes around lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, and Puno, the region’s capital city.


Besides being recognized for its stunning scenery, and home to a variety of typical Peruvian highland species, it is also recognized as one of the most representative cities of our folklore, with more than 300 kinds of dances originating here, and amongst them the most famous being the diablada and the morenada.


The cuisine of Puno, although not the best known in Peru, has a number of rich, warming dishes that one can’t miss out on. Of the soups, chairo, a beef and lamb soup and thimpo, a lighter lamb broth, are among the best. There is a range of preparations of the iconic alpaca meat, a number of stews like the pesque and the sajta, and the Cancacho a wood oven roast of lamb or pork. From the lake, the trout are among the best in Peru, as well as Peruvian Silverside and small freshwater fish, ishpi.


Enjoy the best dishes in town at our restaurant Los Uros.



The crafts created in Puno and the surrounding region are some of Peru’s most famous, and the trade in them is one of the city’s primary economic activities. Prominent among them are alpaca, llama and sheep wool textiles and garments, as well as the preparation of masks used for dances. The making of musical instruments traditional to the region, such as siku and charango are also of great attraction for visitors. They also have the famous ceramic bulls of Pucará, reed handicrafts, traditional clothing and many more.

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