Posada Santa BarbaraAddress: Calle glorieta 115, Puno, Peru
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Posada Santa Barbara
The first of the two was constructed in the times of Don Pedro Cutimbo who was Cacique and governor of Chucuito (around 1535-1580).The walls were destroyed various times by the cycles of the centuries, in the varying historical accounts. Finally in the beginning years of the 20th century, the building was reconstucted for the noble lady Bernardina Pinazo Fernandez Cutimbo of Cabala, a generous and strong-willed woman. Her descendents\' brothers Bustinza Cabala opened the doors of this historical house to host tourists and travellers from places near and far.
The other property hosts three buildings, spread amongst an amazing setting of nature and tranquility. Here, you can awaken to breath-taking views of the sun rising over the mystical Lake Titicaca and the snow-capped mountain chain, then to the south the Andean landscapes of vibrant green mountains, and colorful countryside fields, alive with organic cultivation.
The constructions were made following concepts of ecological Andean techniques, utilizing what mother Earth gifts to us. The majority of materials, like the building stones for example, are dug right from these same lands and were used to construct these buildings, maintaining a close-to-Earth connection. The main language spoken is spanish (also known as \'castellano\'), and also widely spoken among the natives of this region is Aymara, a language originating from before the Incan times. The natives of those times called themselves \'\' Lupacas\'\', meaning \'sons of the sun\' (Lupi = sun, haque = man).
The Santa Barbara Property is just two blocks from the Chucuito main plaza, next to the mirador and one block of the main church. Chucuito is established along the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca at approxiametly 3812 meters above sea level. Chucuito is not only a gem in itself, but also for its accessibility totravel to many other amazing towns and sites. This historical village town is about 18 km from the city Puno and is just two to three hours from the Bolivian border. Chucuito is central to many interesting places like Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, etc... From here, it is easy and possible to visit infinite wonders of Peru and Bolivia as well. For here in Peru, we highly recommend: peninsula of Chucuito, Acora and its beaches, July, Pomata, Yunguyo, the younger sister Lake Amantani, Taquile, Uros - the floating islands. There are also many places full of archeological remains such as: the tombs of Cutimbo, Sillustani, Aramu Muru, the Fertility Temple (in Chucuito) Also Tiahuanaco Sanctuary is 2hrs away.
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|- Tea/Coffee Facilities||- Wheelchair Accessible|
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