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Cerrito de Huajsapata - City Walk Puno - Peru

Atop Cerrito Huajsapata, Manco Cápac stares out over the city to Lago Titicaca, from whose waters, legend says, he emerged to found the Inca Empire. This imperial tribute the first Inca is 45-meters (148 feet) high. As with the Kuntur Wasi lookout, Cerrito of Huajsapata provides a spectacular view of the city and the lake. Manco Cápac stands before a wide concrete lot, popular with young amateur soccer players. Rumors say that inside the monument are subterranean portals that connect Puno to the Qoricanchana Temple in Cusco.


Four blocks west of the Plaza de Armas

Puno, Peru

City Walk

Getting There

From Jir├│n Lima, walk west of Jir├│n Grau (600 m / 1,968 ft); follow the signs.

Travel Tips:

Be aware that a number of robbery assaults on single tourists have been reported here. Leave valuables back at your hotel.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Daily 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Here are other activities in and around Puno that may be of interest: Mirador de Kuntur Wasi,

By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
12 Jun 2012

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