The city of Puno is located at 3827 meters above sea level and is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, with cold weather and dry with average annual temperatures of 9 ° C, reaching pole 3 º C in winter times.
In antiquity the Puno area was populated by groups of Aymara and Quechua subsequently. One of the most important pre-Hispanic cultures and influential in the area was known as the Aymara Putina.
It has some of the most important lakes which is considered the highest navigable lake in the world and has 36 islands, the most importants are Amantani and Taquile that are home to Aymara and Quechua people. They come from ancient cultures and still maintain ancestral practices and consider their own languages and Spanish as secondary language. Also in this lake you can see a set of floating islands of reeds, where the inhabitants still live like their ancestors. Considered one of the oldest towns in America maintaining their customs.