Located on the shores of expansive Lake Titicaca in southeastern Peru, Puno is the capital of the province of the same name. The city has always been an important cultural and livestock region and is especially well known for the llamas and alpacas raised there. Visitors to the area can see hundreds of them grazing on the plains.
Puno is also known as the Folkloric Capital of Peru, primarily because of its rich tradition of dance. Festivals and celebration held here each year profile the area's love of this native art. Also of particular note are Puno's churches, built by the Spaniards in hopes of converting the natives to Christianity. Many still stand today.