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. Baptisms take place every Saturday at 4pm; check the noticeboard…
Ruins in Copacabana

Horca del Inca

This odd 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 …
Mountain in Copacabana

Cerro Calvario

The summit can be reached in half an hour and is well worth the climb, especially for the late-afternoon sunset. The trail begins near the church at the end of Destacamento and climbs past the 14 Stations of the Cro…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo de la Catedral

Copacabana's cathedral is a repository for both European and local religious art and the Museo de la Catedral contains some interesting articles – offerings from hopeful individuals. Unfortunately, the museum is ope…
Beach in Copacabana

Copacabana Beach

While Bolivia’s only public beach can’t hold a candle to the 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

About 4km down the road from the Horca del Inca toward Kasani (near the turnoff to the floating islands) this carved stone features pre-Incan ruins and pictographs. The best known, though difficult to distinguish, i…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo del Poncho

A visit to the 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, …
Ruins in Copacabana

Tribunal del Inca

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

Museo Taypi

Museo Taypi is a small, privately run cultural museum within the grounds of Hotel Rosario with a small but lovely collection of antiquities and cultural displays on the region. Here you'll also find Jalsuri, a fair-…
Church in Copacabana


Church at the start of the trail to Cerro Cavario.