Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana

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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana
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-16.165888;-69.085550
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The Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana is a 16th century Spanish colonial shrine that houses the image of the Virgin of Copacabana. It is located in the town of Copacabana, Bolivia on the shores of Lake Titicaca near the Peruvian border in the region known as the Altiplano. Our Lady of Copacabana is the patron saint of Bolivia.

Constructed at the foot of a small steep hill, sacred to the Inca and known as the Temple of Sun, it remains as one of the two principal sacred places of importance to the indigenous peoples and Catholics alike. The other is the Virgin of Urkupiña near Cochabamba, Bolivia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Our_Lady_of_Copacabana

June 2010

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