Copacabana

The Bay of Copacabana is one of the main riverside towns of the lake Titicaca and the capital of the county of Handless Kapac, of the Department of The Peace (Bolivia). it is located to 158 km of the city of The Peace. It is a pilgrimage center to be in the same one the image of the Virgin of Copacabana. Copacabana is famous in the whole country for its religious celebrations, its cultural patrimony and its traditional parties. Called this way by the españolización of the name of the before Columbus Andean deity ” Copakawana ” that would come to be the equivalent one to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite or the Roman Venus. As main attractiveness he/she is the Basilica of Our Mrs. of Copacabana or Temple of Copacabana, it is a building of Moorish style, originally of Renaissance style that was built in 1550 and reconstructed among the years 1610 and 1651, with part of the structures that are conserved today. It harbors the sculpture of the Candlemas’s famous Virgin or Brown Virgin”, it Reigns crowned of Bolivia, carved toward the year 1580 by the indigenous artist Francisco Tito Yupanqui, grandson of the Inca Túpac Yupanqui. And other attractiveness as the calvary, the Inca tribunal, the astronomical observatory (Fork of the inka), the beach of Copacabana and others.