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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The church is a very nice an modern church. In the back there is a corner dedicated to the people working in the mining industry. The museum is nice but not very large. You go down in a small hallway where you can ask questions and that's it. But it is nice to have seen it.

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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.

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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.

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!

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.

Thank Silvaner
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