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Catholic place with distinction!

A real new statue in Oruro that rises far above the town. A modern building around the Maria statue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
727michielmm
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Laren, The Netherlands
An incredible place

The tunnel below the church is a must seen in Oruro. Inside the church I would also recommend the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2016
Salitre30
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Madrid
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

The tunnel below the church is a must seen in Oruro. Inside the church I would also recommend the paintings specially the one at the rear end.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

We have made a good decision to visit El Socavon. First it is
a nice view for Oruro from the terrace of Sanctuary. Then it is an
interesting walk for 40 minutes in underground historical corridor.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank LechBK
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Oruro is a small town, however, it receives thousands of visitors during Carnival celebration. One of the most important places during those days is the Socavon Sanctuary where the Socavon VIrgin image is located. You can also visit two museums right there and enjoy an amazing view of the city. If you can climb a near hill you will reach the Virgin's hugh monument. It is worth it!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Abraham M
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

It´s a really intresting place. To see the conextion of andine culture and catholic believe. Also the mine is really intresting.
The guided tour is a bad joke. I never saw an dumbly guide in mi whole life.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Silvaner
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Don't get your hopes up too much, it's not the biggest, it's not the most spectacular.... but it certainly is very beautiful!
The roof painting is amazing (a kind of blue sky with stars), the paintings on the walls are very interesting: mixture of catholic and Andean elements. It's built a little bit above the city so you have a modest view of the altiplano and Oruro centre, although the recent craze in building high can still ruin your vista.
It's build upon an old mine tunnel and you can visit a nice small mine museum with the entrance inside the church.

Date of experience: December 2011
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