Copacabana attractions

Top Choice Church in Copacabana


The sparkling white mudéjar (Moorish–style) cathedral, with its domes and colorful azulejos (blue Portuguese-style ceramic tiles), dominates the town. Check the noticeboard in front of the entrance for the mass sche…
Ruins in Copacabana

Horca del Inca

This hillside gate (named 'the Incan Gallows' by the Spaniards) is a fascinating pre-Incan astronomical observatory, surrounded by pierced rocks that permit the sun’s rays to pass through onto the lintel during the …
Mountain in Copacabana

Cerro Calvario

The summit can be reached in half an hour and is well worth the climb, especially for a view of the sunset. The trail begins near the church at the end of 3 de Mayo and climbs past the 14 Stations of the Cross. You …
Beach in Copacabana

Copacabana Beach

While Bolivia’s only public beach can’t hold a candle to its better-known counterpart in Rio de Janeiro, on weekends the festive atmosphere is a magnet for families. You can play foosball against the local talent an…
Ruins in Copacabana

Cerro Kopakati

Located about 4km down the road from Horca del Inca toward Kasani, this carved stone features pre-Incan ruins and pictographs. The best known, though difficult to distinguish, is Escudo de la Cultura Chiripa, a uniq…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo del Poncho

A visit to Museo del Poncho will help you unravel the mysteries of the regional textiles. The exhibits, spread over two floors, give a clear insight into the origins and meanings of the poncho – who wears what and w…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo de la Catedral

Copacabana's cathedral is a repository for both European and local religious art and Museo de la Catedral contains some interesting articles and offerings from hopeful individuals. The museum is open only to groups …
Ruins in Copacabana


North of the cemetery on the southeastern outskirts of town is this neglected site of artificially sculpted boulders. Its original purpose is unknown, but there are several carved stones with asientos (seats), basin…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo Pacha Uta

A small museum by the tourist info center that's dedicated to the natural and human history of the lake.
Church in Copacabana

Capilla del Señor de la Cruz de Colquepata

This tangerine-colored chapel is located at the start of the trail to Cerro Calvario.