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Santuario Virgen de la Candelaria

According to my tourist map of Puno, this is the Santuario Virgen de la Candelabra. It's a pretty... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Brisbane, Queensland
Great place to people watch from the steps of the church

The church itself is beautiful and there are many elaborate altars inside. There was a first... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 Apr 2018
“Santuario Virgen de la Candelaria”
2 Jan 2018
“A Simple Church”
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

According to my tourist map of Puno, this is the Santuario Virgen de la Candelabra. It's a pretty little church opposite Parque Pino. As you can see, it's lit up at night quite nicely.

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed January 2, 2018

A very different looking church in design of the exterior and colour unlike any other we have seen in Peru.Located in the parque de pino right in the middle of the city up via lima st from the plaza de armas.We were not able to...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed October 1, 2017

With our travel arrangements, we arrived early evening in Puno on a Sunday. We thought it was too late to attend mass that day but as we walked by, we heard a church bell and found this church. It was a beautiful mass and a...More

Thank VW49
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This church on Parque Pino is of no particualr interest, were it not that it houses "La Mamacha", the "Virgen de la Candelaria", a statue of May, who is the patroness of Puno and whose festivities in February are the main celebration of the year...More

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Not much to see here. It’s free, so it worth wandering through. If you have five minutes to burn and you’re walking nearby, check it out.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

The church itself is beautiful and there are many elaborate altars inside. There was a first communion ceremony going on when we visited. After the ceremony the little girl, who was dressed all in white and looked like a little bride and her parents through...More

Thank Sanders3
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This church is fine, given that there's basically nothing to do in the town of Puno. Despite the false sign near the church, it is NOT a UNESCO site, and there are NO UNESCO sites in Puno. I'm dinging the church for it's false advertising.

Reviewed August 30, 2016

It's a well-kept religious building with several altars inside. THe architecture is good, but still standard.

Thank Franz G
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This church is located in an interesting park full of activity. A great place to engage in shopping and have a snack. There is something of interest to everyone here.

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed June 18, 2016

A pretty church located in the small square. Not much to it, but a nice site to walk by or enjoy lunch nearby.

Thank MEsquib
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