Kuntur Wasiâwhich means House of the Condorâis an apropos place for this monument. With its metal wingspan 11 meters (36 ft) long, and perched on a hill 3,990 meters (13,087 ft) high overlooking Puno, the Kuntur Wasi condor is the most dramatic expression of this communityâs pride in its Andean heritage. The lookout provides a breathtaking view of the city and Lago Titicaca. In the distance, PenÃnsula de Chucuito and the offshore islands may be seen. From the base of the monument, 620 steps go up to the condorâs talons.
Two kilometers (1.2 mi) southwest of downtown
From the Plaza de Armas, walk 700 meters (0.5 mi) south on JirÃ³n Ãncash; follow the signs to the base of the monument, and start an ascent of 620 steps. Alternately, take a cab ($2).
Travel Tips: Go in a group and leave valuables behind at your hotel, as assaults have been known to occur.
Price Description: Free.
Relative price: Free
Open Hours from:Daily 9 a.m.
Open Hours to:Daily 5 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
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