Semana Santa

Religious in Copacabana

Easter Week celebrations fill the town with pilgrims on Good Friday – some walk the 158km from La Paz – to do penance at the Stations of the Cross on Cerro Calvario. Beginning at the cathedral at dusk, pilgrims join a solemn candlelit procession, with a statue of Christ in a glass coffin and a replica of the Virgen de Candelaria in the lead.

At the summit, you may join the locals in lighting incense and purchasing miniatures representing material possessions in the hope of being granted the real things by the Virgin during the year.