We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Simple and nice!

A good place to stop by when in town. Assuming taking a step does not become a chore at high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Worth walking by

The carvings on the outside are worth a quick visit. Look for the mermaids as a local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwick, Rhode Island
via mobile
Read all 850 reviews
All photos (466)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Puno, Peru
+51 84 246806
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Puno
from US$50,00
More Info
from US$74,90
More Info
from US$106,99
More Info
Reviews (850)
Filter reviews
166 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful cathedral catholic church the main square light a candle san carlos borromeo worth a quick visit south america cultural heritage facade architecture altar mass carvings worship illuminated centerpiece pews
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 166 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Typical Spanish style cathedral with a strong presence in the Plaza de Armas. The inside is not as interesting as the outside.

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to stop by when in town. Assuming taking a step does not become a chore at high altitudes. Not for the faint of heart. Consider myself in good shape, but being this high up got me. Not enough to keep me from...More

Thank Shela01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really very beautiful town square, located right in Central Puno. Though the rest of the city is not amazing, this area is full of shops, bars and restaurants

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The carvings on the outside are worth a quick visit. Look for the mermaids as a local superstition. Inside is much simpler. Take a quick walk through the plaza

Thank RI02886
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Simple but nice, beautiful outside architecture , not too rich inside, modest good place to worship, worth checking out

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very simple building in a red hue stone. Great staircase outside to sit down for a while and watch people walking by

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I was there during the evening prior to Pentecost Sunday & I was surprised that there were some festivities in front while I was there. Surprisingly, there was a mass at 6pm but the noise from outside can't be heard inside. It was a beautiful...More

Thank Amethyst59
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is an impressive looking building in the main square in Puno but with surprisingly simple interior compared with many OTT churches in Peru. There was dancing outside when I was there which was fun to watch.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It was suprising to see the beautiful Architectural designs of the cathedral. A true beauty in its own. The interior designs are just breathtaking. It is so beautiful that iam falling short of words. A magnificent work done by the locals which portrays historical and...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is Puno’s main Catholic church which, with its two bell towers and ornate stone façade, is the focal point of the central Plaza de Armas. The Puno Cathedral is officially named La Cathedral Basílica San Carlos Borromeo, but hardly anyone calls this landmark by...More

Thank Bob H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 66 nearby hotels
Colonial Plaza Hotel
59 reviews
.03 km away
Hotel Hacienda Plaza de Armas
492 reviews
.06 km away
Royal Inn Hotel
310 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel Balsa
247 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 119 nearby restaurants
La Table del' Inca
695 reviews
.14 km away
Cafe Bar de la Casa del Corregidor
764 reviews
.05 km away
Mojsa Restaurant
2 164 reviews
.08 km away
La Casona Restaurant
933 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 98 nearby attractions
1 753 reviews
.10 km away
La Casa del Corregidor
216 reviews
.12 km away
219 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Catedral de Puno staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines