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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“virgin mary” (8 reviews)
“moorish style” (4 reviews)
“large church” (3 reviews)
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Copacabana, Bolivia
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Reviewed today 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank PandaHouston
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's a lovely place to stop and explore. You can see the many statues of the Virgin Mary inside from different places. Interesting architecture and garden. Peaceful place to go to mass (especially if it suddenly starts to rain).

Thank ShanLaD
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to see this architecturally beautiful cathedral in Copacobana. The history of the cathedral is interesting and the interior is spectacular.

Thank GoneTropo
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Photos are not allowed inside this church which has lots of examples of the syncretistic nature of South American Catholicism and how animism had been accepted in catholic practic. The guide told us it is polytheistic proved the Christian god is upheld as the highest...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I was a block from this and passed it every morning. If youve seen a church, youve seen this place. Yes,beautiful, but as repetitive and redundant as everywhere else is South America

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

the church has many old stories and traditional beliefs, the Virgin of Copacabana is considered as a very jealous mother of her children the believers and it is said that if you go to visit this church with your partner without being married, the holy...More

Thank Charlystep
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a short visit to this Moorish-style cathedral. Looks beautiful on the outside and is equally outstanding inside - both with the catholic edifices and the architecture and roof of the building.

Thank Catriona H
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. This pretty church has a lovely interior amd will leave you appreciating the work that has gone into making this church what it is today. No photos inside though!!!!

Thank kyter17
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