The city of Puno is the main lake port in Peru, and is located in the western shore of Titicaca Lake. Is the cultural center of Altiplano that depicts another geographic region different from the coast, highlands and jungle.
In the city of Puno, considered the “Peruvian Folklore Capital”, exist more than 250 dances practiced regularly, however the National Culture Institute registers only 140. Dances, songs, dresses and masks represent fabulous characters that come from legends that make Puno folklore one of the richest in the continent. The Puno enthusiasm is contagious, because they make dance and music n an emotional language, this art has been shown in the Altiplano permanently, where the inhabitant expresses their feelings with artistic creation.
The Puno people activity is based on beliefs and rituals that make a spiritual relationship between the man and god and society, to get an easier existence with sense and reason to live. These rituals are shown in religious celebrations that are traditional and colonial, honoring Andean gods and devoting Saints and Virgins.
Typical dishes from the region are: