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Moorish Style Cathedral of Copacabana
Peru

One of the major attraction in Copacabana is the cathedral "Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana" housing the famous wooden statue of Virgen de Copacabana which is the patron saint of Bolivia and is revered both by the Catholics and the indigenous.

Built between 1605-1820 the original cathedral has been plundered on several occasions at times of civil unrest and indignous uprisings but the facade has largely been left unspoilt and the moorish influence is quite evident here.

The small hilltop "Cerro Calvario" could be seen here to the north as well.

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Uploaded: 09/08/2011
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Tags: copacabana; lake titicaca; basilica of our lady of copacabana; cerro calvario; isla del sol; bolivia; inca
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