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Condor viewpoint in Puno

December 2, 2022
Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos

Do you want to enjoy the best views? Then, you should head to the viewpoint of the condor in Puno to appreciate the whole city and Lake Titicaca.

Also called "Kuntur Wasi" derived from the Quechua word meaning "House of the Condor", it is located southeast of the city at an altitude of 3990 meters above sea level; it was built in homage to the Andean condor (tutelary bird of the Andes) and was inaugurated in 2003.

The monument to the condor is made of metal with a height of 11 meters, perched on a pedestal simulating his home, a tourist spot that you should not miss if you are in Puno to take the best pictures of the place.

The ideal time to visit the viewpoint is at sunset, and it is open to the public.

Kuntur wasi - Condor viewpoint in Puno
Kuntur Wasi, Puno Photo: @kkristinajur

How to get to the Kuntur Wasi viewpoint in Puno

To get to the Kuntur Wasi viewpoint, you have two options, the first is to go by car and the second is to walk.

To go by car: The approximate time to get there is 5 to 7 minutes, if you are in the Plaza Mayor you must go to Jr. Deustua street, turn left with the Av. Circunvalación Sur and go straight for about 300 m and then turn right to Juan Pablo II street, and go one more meter until you get to the Parque Mañazo.

When you are on Choquehuanca Street, turn right and continue for 350 m until you reach the Mirador del Condor.

Go on foot: If you prefer to walk and know more of Puno, then you have to go to the street Jr, Deustua that will take you to Llave, direct road that will take you to the viewpoint; the time to get to the viewpoint is about an hour, because it takes you about 20 minutes to get there directly and to continue you must climb the stairs for about 20 minutes more, but this will vary according to how you climb the stairs to get to the viewpoint.

What to observe at the Condor's viewpoint

See the imposing city and the lake from this majestic view of the viewpoint of the Condor allows you to see the whole panorama of the city, with places that stand out as the Plaza de Armas, the football stadiums and Lake Titicaca.

Take the best panoramic photos, it is at the highest point will help you to have the best photos of the city and of course you will have some enviable photos, you will also know the monument in tribute to the Andean Condor, sacred bird in the Inca culture.

If you are a lover of trekking, then the walking route is perfect for you, you can know its streets, people, and above all make a healthy walk is what many like, and it is worth climbing all that way.

Recommendations

  • To visit the viewpoint you should bring water, snacks and the physical strength to climb the steps. Bring sunscreen, hat, and hiking shoes. Don't forget your camera to take the best pictures.
  • Don't forget your camera to take the best pictures
  • Bring sunscreen, hat, and hiking shoes.
  • The best time to go up to the viewpoint is at sunset, just when the sun is setting, a moment you will always remember for the rest of your life, and ideal for taking pictures.
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