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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 4 December 2018
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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3 Dec 2018
“Catholic place with distinction!”
30 Mar 2016
“Nice but small”
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

A real new statue in Oruro that rises far above the town. A modern building around the Maria statue in which some expositions, about Carnaval in Oruro, can be seen. You need to pay extra forthis exposition but it gives you a good insight about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 727michielmm
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Loeloeroos
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
Thank Salitre30
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
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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Abraham M
Reviewed 19 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
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...More

Date of experience: December 2011
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