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Cerro Calvario, Copacabana

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Gain a panoramic view of the surrounding area from Cerro Calvario, a hill littered with small monuments representing the 14 Stations of the Cross. Climb the hill with pilgrims making their way to the top, and admire the monuments built here during the 1950s. Along the route--which takes about half an hour to walk from start to summit--you'll see fortune-tellers and native priests burnings candles and offering blessings. The view from the top is extensive and uninterrupted, while the monuments photograph well against the backdrop of the water and the town. Take a look at our Copacabana itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Cerro Calvario and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It pays to make the ascent to learn something about the Bolivian culture and to have a really beautiful view. What I don't understand: why throw the Bolivianer/innen her dirt on the way? A clergyman should please call it to clean up - net, this is normal. There's missing in this respect on any education.
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  • Was here during the bedevaartvaartsdagen. Stiff climb over narrow very busy path. Much folklore, vendors etc. The last part was hard to do because of the crowds. People are starting from below in the row.
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  • I start my journey from the mouth of Toad, which you can get from the port of Copacabana, the ida I cost 3Bs., and began the ascent approx. 4:20 pm. The road is rather narrow and this unsignaled, as it recognizes the path traveled by visitors, take about 40mins to 50 mins to climb, but worth it because when you reach the top you have a spectacular view of the Lake and the city. In addition you can see the crosses and the Virgin of the Dolores high. To lower you can take another road which is a path of stairs from stones, but if it is necessary to carry a flashlight or use which you have in the phone since at that time there was lots of lighting. You arrive in a small town church, a few blocks from the main square of Copacabana.
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Set in such a scenic spot on the shores of Lake Titicaca, it's little wonder that people wish to stay in Copacabana when exploring the region's natural and cultural attractions. Beachside stays remain popular, with chic, boutique style hotels and larger high-rise options offering extensive views of South America's largest lake. Expect to pay a little less when you look a few streets back from the sand and the water, with hotels and hostels both available. Thanks the Copacabana's continuous uphill slope, views of the lake are possible from pretty much anywhere around the main urban area.
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