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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Copacabana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The ascent is very difficult. Constantly stop to breathe since choking is unbearable. The view is worth it!
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  • September 28, 2017
    The stairs are high and have to climb them with calm. But at the top the reward for the effort is a great view to Copacabana and a part of the Lake Titicaca, which looks spectacular from this high point.
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  • September 28, 2017
    The village is small, climbing the Hill is tired depending on height above sea level used to live, regrettable state of the place in general since the beginning until it stops full of garbage. It's a shame
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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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