Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, Copacabana

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Head to the shores of Lake Titicaca to view Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana which holds the Virgen de Copacabana. Built in the 17th century, the cathedral was made to honor the patron saint of Bolivia. Today visitors come to view the solid white walls, and the ornate fixings inside the church, including large amounts of gold and silver decorations. No photos are allowed inside the church. In the back of the cathedral, you can view the Virgen de Copacabana. Using our custom trip planner, Copacabana attractions like Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A wonderfully beautiful church that is definitely worth a visit. Also interesting is the story of the creation of this church and the role of the Incas in it.  more »
  • Currently under maintenance as the ceiling is being repainted. You can still go inside, and it’s quite impressive to watch the painters up the scaffolding with huge brushes! Pretty inside, a...  more »
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  • Coming from Europe, colonial church’s don’t call my attention so much. But this one has an exquisite architecture, something between a church and a moral. It totally deserves the visit. They were painting when we were there a week ago, so it should be even more beautiful soon.
  • Great example of colonial architecture. You can feel people's devotion when entering the temple.
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