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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Built in the 16th century by the grandson of Inca Tupac Yupanki, this is a very beautiful church. The main altar has pan de oro ( gold leaf) through out. There are also seven different subaltars. The outside painted in white attracts from all over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

When I was strolling in Copacabana! I spotted this white cathedral ! It immediately caught my attention! Due to the mosaic dome roofs! 這個有著馬賽克設計的白色圓頂敎堂很吸引我的注意!一進入大門眼前的空間像是一個小廣埸,廣埸的右手邊竪立著一個高大的十字架.不但是值得造訪也是隨手拍照的好景點

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hsukingfeng
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time wandering through this old building in very good repair. It was the day of a festival and so the whole church was smothered in flowers. The courtyard area was particularly suited for photographs but as there were signs prohibiting photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 163warrens
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely cathedral and grounds. It's worth the hike up the hill to see the site and the statue of the last Incan in Bolivia

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The church is not massive but it houses the original virgin made by the last Inca king. The wooden panels of the front doors depict the story of the virgin including a visit by pope John Paul II.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 846sk
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The cathedral is huge and stunning. The external appearance is vaguely moorish which came as a surprise but is fantastic to look at. The Cathedral sits in an enclosed compound with other ancillary buildings and, inside, has the usual huge golden altar so common in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dakles
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Does not compare to the Cathedrals in Italy in scope or magnitude, however this is a most special place of worship. The altar is a golden tribute to the Virgin of Copacabana and you can feel the spirtituality as soon as you walk into this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank frequent1
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Churches in Bolivia are not as opulent as those in Peru but there is one piece of art in this one that made me revisit the cathedral in Copacabana. It is not art in the traditional sense that you may find in churches, nevertheless this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 616doreenr
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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