Christ of the Tears, Cochabamba

The Capilla Cristo de las Lágrimas de San Pedro (Chapel of Christ of the Tears of St. Peter) in Cochabamba enshrines a mysterious sculpture of Christ. Since 1995, it has wept tears of human blood every Good Friday.

Devotees claim that the tears have been tested in an Australian lab and found to contain human blood, and that the statue has been examined for fraudulent mechanisms and found to be hollow. To top it all off, the weeping has been caught on film - it can be viewed online here.

Inside, the chapel displays pictures of what the sculpture looked like before it was covered in blood.


Quick Facts on Christ of the Tears

Site Information
Names:Capilla Cristo de las Lágrimas de San Pedro · Chapel of Christ of the Tears · Christ of the Tears
Categories:shrines; miracle sites
Status: active
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:17.389756° S, 66.143864° W
Address:Belzu and Las Heroínas
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Hours:Mon, Wed-Sat 3-6pm
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.


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  2. The Weeping and Bleeding Statue in Bolivia - Visions of Jesus Christ
  3. En Cochabamba aseguran que brota sangre de dos imágenes - BoliviaHoy, 5/21/04 (translated)

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