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Excellent views of the city and lake

Well worth the stairs up. Excellent views of the city and the lake. Great photos and panoramic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
good hike right in the middle of Copacabana

Nice uphill hike right in the middle of the town. A bit steep and leaves you out of breath due to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Val R
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the stairs up. Excellent views of the city and the lake. Great photos and panoramic views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice uphill hike right in the middle of the town. A bit steep and leaves you out of breath due to elevation. The view from the top makes it well worth the effort.

Thank Val R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road up here looks impossibly steep and, to be honest it is, but by putting one foot slowly in front of the other you eventually make it to the top. We are mid-50s and of average fitness and it took us 35 minutes to...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I would highly recommend this if you have around 3 hrs in Copacabana. Three hours would be a good time allowance to leisurely go up and down as well as spend a bit of time at the top. Take plenty of water as you will...More

Thank JP_y_LP
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a very steep climb to the top, but well worth it. I thought that it was a beautiful tribute to Christ's walk, and it provided lots of personal reflection. We made it to the top in time to see the sunset, which was...More

Thank 5explorers
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Read about this viewpoint, which is a must visit when being in Copacabana. Steep way up, with typical hard street/stairs to walk, but thats the requirement to deserve an outstanding view over Lake Titicaca & Copacabana. Go late afternoon to view the sunset & enjoy...More

Thank Companion326630
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We left late in the afternoon from the beach at the lake, had to walk up the hill through town and hoped to reach the top before sun set. But, we ended up watching it set along the way up. Once it goes down, the...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 25 May 2018

definitely worth the effort to climb above Copacabana and enjoy the view from the top of Cerro Calvario. You should allow at least an hour to reach the top from the center of town depending on how you have adjusted to the altitude.

Thank TravellingJSC
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible walk full of steep climbs, great views and historical and spiritual significance. For many this can be a spiritual place with the 14 stations of the cross. There are curanderos doing spiritual and medicinal work at a major viewpoint - about...More

Thank JosephMcGhee
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Titicaca lake lying at 3812 m the climb from the central square of Copacabana is less than 200 m. I see different altitudes for Cerro Calvario, centered around 4007 m. I climbed it and came back in an hour as I had to hurry to...More

Thank Atanas_GK
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