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Copacabana Cathedral

Copacabana, Bolivia
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This cathedral’s central attraction is its statue of the Virgin Mary, a local phenomenon said to grant wishes and give blessings for safe travel, healthy children and even automotive reliability.
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Copacabana, Bolivia
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"virgin mary"
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"white building"
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"moorish style"
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"worth a visit"
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"main square"
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"golden altar"
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"south america"
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"blessing"
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"priest"
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"cars"
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"saints"
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I had been told that I needed to visit this church, but I had no idea what was in store for us when we got there! First, it is huge! I was taken aback by it's size and beauty when we got there. The inside...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

THE COPACABANA ISLA DEL SOL SCAM I booked a trip in Copabana to visit the Isle of the Sun and the Isle of the Moon with Andes Amazonia. The barely seaworthy boat was filled with petrol fumes and coupled with the constant rocking motion made...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful, White building taking pride of place in Copacabanad main square. It has a beautiful entrance with huge doors and inside is also quite interesting although no photos or videos allowed inside. On the weekends there's a lot of stalls outside and blessings of...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The architecture and the clean, white facade of the buildings was stunning in contrast to the surrounding town builidings. A place of refection and quietness right next to a very busy market in the center of Copacabana. Inside, the alter was lovely and the church...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This stunning piece of traditional church architecture is a must see, and you don't have to pay, which is a pleasant surprise. With a footprint in the shape of a cross, it has a chapel either side of the main church, depending on the size...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Sitting on the main square of Copacabana, the Spanish architecture of the cathedral provides a stark contrast with the surroundings.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The cathedral of Copacabana Is actually the most interesting place of this city on Bolivia. The legend of the virgin, the inside of the church, where it's not allowed to take photos, the little museum by it, those are really nice things to see

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must. I recommend reading up on the church and the rituals that take place here. I found it a nice refuge of calm and quiet for some needed moments of centering and contemplation. Make sure you go to the candle area across...More

Thank JosephMcGhee
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Very impressive cathedral near the park in the upper area of Copacabana town. It is a complex of buildings and is a great photo opportunity. When we visited in April they had a special occasion where they were blessing their cars which were all adorned...More

Thank Gene S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We came to Copacabana with Bolivia Hop. The town is small but the church is worth a visit. We walked from White Anchor a few blocks and easily reached the Cathedral on foot. We also went inside but did not stay long as it was...More

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