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Cerro Calvario

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Address: Copacabana, Bolivia

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Easy hike, nice views

A reasonably easy 20 minute up the staircase and past all the stations of the cross. The views on top are nice and gives you a good idea of the scope of the lake and you get a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert C
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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515 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reasonably easy 20 minute up the staircase and past all the stations of the cross. The views on top are nice and gives you a good idea of the scope of the lake and you get a total view of Copacabana. It is worth an hour of your time .

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Poulsbo, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a difficult hike unless you're still adjusting to the altitude. Worth the effort. Take your time and enjoy the journey. We hiked to the top in the mid morning but I imagine it's a great spot to watch the sunset as well. Add this to your list of must-do's.

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Thank mtnmantim
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Climbing the hill could be tiring but in the top you can see all around Copacabana. It takes some time so must be planned. Recommended for young.

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Melbourne
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54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Take it slow but you can do it! While families including old grandparents go up there to picnic. I went during a festival so it was full of BBQing families. It's interesting to see how at each station of the cross, the local custom is to leave stones. Great views, plenty of rubbish strewn about though, but still, a good... More 

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Rochester
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a moderately strenuous 30-minute pilgrimage up the mountain, ascending to 13,215 feet. It was very worthwhile, and our view of the city and Lake Titicaca was incredible; Peru is visible across the bay. Christians, as well as those of Andean faith hike to the top, leaving stone offerings to the mountain gods; it is sad to note that... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Cerro calvario reaches the 4000masl and it's a strenous hike up but you reach it in about 30 min. from the town centre. On the way up you pass by the 14 crosses which show the story of Jesus's way to getting crucified. Sadly some of them crosses have been damaged or sprayed over. On the top of the hill... More 

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Thank Oliver O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After a 40 minute hike, you'll get the chance to have one of the best views of Copacabana and the lake. The hike may be tough if you suffer from altitude sickness, so be sure to take your time, take some water, and drink a cup of mate before going up.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A 30 minute walk along some carved out steps and paths. Not really hard, but the high altitude takes your breath away. Once up: great views over Copacabana and Titicaca. Negative: rubbish everywhere. A real shame.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was difficult for me as I was struggling with the altitude. I had to stop and regain my breath every 10 steps. The view is excellent, you can see all around for miles. The sunset wasn't overly impressive as there weren't many colours as it dropped very quickly. Up on top there is a church and ladies selling candles... More 

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San Salvador Department, El Salvador
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

a long journey upstairs but its worth the ride and stairs - me not used to this height or walking - make shure you have plenty of time to walk pause walk and pause several times. Enjoy the 360 view at the top of Copacabana.

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