Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, Copacabana

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • This church has some of the most amazing artwork I have seen in all of Bolivia. It was definitely the highlight of the experience. I would go back to Copacabana just to look at those painting again.  more »
  • This is a must visit when in town. It is beautifully built and decorated. It is also exceedingly popular with the locals. Lots of driver drive their brand new or newly purchased 2nd hand cars here...  more »
  • 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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