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Sacred Sites in Bolivia

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Bolivia profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Bolivia.



  • Christ of the Tears
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
    Since 1995, a small statue of Christ has wept bloody tears on Good Friday. A number of investigations have been carried out, and the phenomenon remains unexplained. You can even watch a video of the event.
  • Cristo de la Concordia
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
    Just a few centimeters higher than Christ the Redeemer in Rio, the Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba is believed to be the largest statue of Christ in the world.
  • Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
    Consecrated in 2000, this is one of several LDS temples dotted throughout South America. Only Mormons with an official temple recommend may enter.
  • Virgen de la Candelaria
    Copacabana, Bolivia
    This sparkling white basilica is home to a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary made by an Inca craftsman in 1576. The patron saint of Bolivia, the Virgin of Copacabana receives many pilgrims and festivals in her honor.
  • Cerro Calvario
    Copacabana, Bolivia
  • Horca del Inca
    Copacabana, Bolivia
    A Pre-Inca site despite its popular name, this trilithic gate perched on the hillside is surrounded by pierced rocks that permit the sun's rays to shine onto the lintel during the solstices.
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
    La Paz, Bolivia
    Originally built in the 16th century, this church is notable for its intricately carved facade, one the finest examples of Baroque-Mestizo architecture in the Americas.
  • Witches' Market
    La Paz, Bolivia
  • Lake Titicaca
    Bolivia
  • Samaipata Rock Carvings
    Bolivia
    A unique archaeological site in the mountains of central Bolivia, El Fuerte de Samaipata is a stone hill carved with a wide variety of animal and geometric figures.
  • Tiwanaku
    Bolivia
    This ancient city was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 and 900 AD. Its monumental remains include several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, monoliths and carvings.