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Santuario Virgen de la Candelaria church, Puno

The church is located in the centre of Puno in front of Pine Park. This temple was built in the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
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 15 April 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

A short walk along the main street from the Cathedral so an enjoyable stroll. Not a lot to see in the church but whiles away the time in Puno.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

The church is located in the centre of Puno in front of Pine Park. This temple was built in the seventeenth century. Over 200 years ago it was a chapel but in 1876 it was rebuilt as a church. Inside it houses the image of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 October 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 November 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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