Carnaval de oruro
Carnaval de oruro
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JohnInBolivia
La Paz, Bolivia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Oruro Carnival has it all; music, dancing, beer (well sadly it was limited this year), water sports (not so good for a late Carnaval), and huge number of spectators. I've been to the Rio Carnaval; its glitzier and there costumes are arguably better, but Oruro for me is on a par with Rio, or possibly better. Rio has a sameness of the dancing schools. This isn't the case at Oruro where there are 15-20 different types of dances/music/costumes. One important thing for first time visitors to do before their visit is to study the history of different dances/music. If you do this then you'll have a much better appreciation of what you're about to see. And when you're there, let it all hang out and join the locals dancing as each group goes past.
Written 8 April 2019
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Michiel MM
Laren, The Netherlands42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
Nice event but the real Carnaval seems to be THE TOPHIT of the year! Coming 2019 it will be very special again, if you can and be around don’t miss it!
Written 27 November 2018
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Melanie P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
the beautiful folklore and costumes is amazing! It is a must in everyone's bucket list and is the biggest and best Carnaval. People are amazing and very welcoming.
Written 13 February 2018
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ilsenmeriles
Cochabamba, Bolivia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
If you like new experiences, cultures, dances, colors and party. You will have the best time ever! Make your reservations with some time because all is full for those days. You have be ready for a long party! Going with friends is the best. Saturday and Sunday are the highlights!
Written 21 May 2017
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Ryan J
Budapest, Hungary1,152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Carnaval here is not merely a tourist attraction. It is listed with UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, since it dates back over 200 years. Originally, an indigenous celebration, it now incorporates Christian themes as well.

Carnaval starts around 10am on Saturday and continues until 7 or 8pm, but then it starts again on Sunday morning, continuing to the evening. It is exhausting, exhilarating, and more eye candy than you can ever imagine. The costumes are incredible from top to bottom. The dances range over 18 different folk styles.

Be prepared to spend a wad of cash, because everything is jacked up for this weekend. Our seats cost us 1,200 Bolivian and these were not the best.
Written 3 March 2017
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David B
Barakaldo, Spain6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
There is a lot of people coming to see it, which unfortunately also attracts pick-picketers. I had my phone stolen on Friday at the carnival, bought another phone and then I had that phone stolen the next day! Two phones stolen within 13h of each other. I took a bus out of Oruro and never looked back.

If you are thinking about going to Oruro to see it, I suggest you watch it on TV or Youtube instead. There are not enough police officers, and they care more about people trying to watch it without paying than pick-pockets.
Written 26 February 2017
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Didibb
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
This is just one incredible carnival that if you go on February then you must go, it's a glorious show with plenty of colors, dancing and well I must admit that there are beautiful women, I noticed there were also foreign women that go before in order to learn and appear to the parade, this carnival as I know lasts one week so better choose one day to see it, you don't need to stay at Oruro because there is nothing else to do, it is a small town, we did the following, take a bus in la Paz at 6 am arrived at 10 am to Oruro we watched the parade until 19h30 (it ended as I was informed at 02h30) then at 20h00 we went to Uyuni :)
Written 14 February 2016
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MaggiSweden
Dushanbe, Tajikistan12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Business
If you want history and the very best of culture, go to Oruro in February! The next Carnaval - about 2000 years old - is taking place in the second week of February. It starts with the very traditional dances, and the high peak is 6-9 February, ending with the entrance in the Church of Socavon. It's absolutely amazing, with around 30.000 dansers and musicians in 2002 and 2003 when I was first there. The highlight is the many young people, even children, dancing these very old dances with traditional outfit. Bolivia has become very proud of it's culture, and saves it for the future to show the world.
Go there by bus from La Paz and see the beautiful Altiplano.
Written 1 December 2015
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Abraham M
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
Oruro is a small town but in Carnival season it is full of tourist, visitors and dancers. They dance in honor of Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus. Beware to find a good place to sleep because the small town is full of visitors and it is difficult to find a place. If ou are going to see the parade, 6 de Agosto Avenue is the best place to buy tickets but you must find a place with bathroom acceess. As always beware of robbers and false police officers. Take care of your wallet and small stuff, specially in crowded areas. Some locals still play with water and foam spray.

Places to eat, a few, specially because of their quality, however you must try CharqueCan.
Enjoy
Written 26 October 2015
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JRfromDC
Ashburn, VA86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
Oruro, mining city that over the centuries has blended cultures from, basically most of the world, comes alive to show this diverse blend that has formed over time during Carnaval. A mixture of paganism and religion, good and evil, oppressors and oppressed, dance together to honor the Matron Saint of the city. It helps to read a bit on the history of the city and its mining riches that attracted immigrants over time, since the Spaniards came in the 1600s. Don't expect to find the comforts, predictability, and order of Orlando. Come for a true adventure that will reward your senses and enrich your life experience.
Written 5 July 2014
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