Leaving Puno, we take the
paved road toward the frontier to Bolivia, along 150 km to the
south-est, following de coast of the lake, passing by Chimu, group
of rock hills, and Ojerani and its charming houses made in native
At 18 km, we stop in Chucuito, that means “the golden hill”
in aymara language, where is possible to see the remains of the
Inka Uyo, the temple to the fertility, that is also an astronomic
observatory. During the spanish colonial time, Chucuito was founded
as the Royal Coffers place, and buillldings of that epoque are
still there, such as the great churches founded by Dominicans.
Continuing by the way, we pass by Acora, famous town which once
a week there is a very typical market in, and there are as well
some remains of chullpas near to.
Then, going by the route, at 70 km from Puno, near Ilave, we find
a very special rock place, called “Ajayumarka” (city
of spirits), where is the Aramumuru’s Gate, misterious relief
on a big flat rock which they tell a lot of incredible stories
Continuing, we arrive to Juli, “Rome of Indias”, charming
point in the border of the lake, where Dominicans and Jesuists
founded the construction of hutch churches, and made the site
prosper and rich in their tentative to doctrinate the new populations
during the XVII and XVIII centuries.