Sanctuary of El Socavon, Oruro

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  • After having crossed the Avenida 6 de Agosto and Bolívar Street, the entrance of the Carnival, as well as other acts of those days, flows in the sanctuary of the pit, which will have before the cable car that is being built up to the hill where is located the g monument of the Virgin of Socavon ran. There is an excellent viewpoint over the city and the surrounding area up five minutes, shortly before reaching the Church, from the area to the right, a small statue of the Virgin.
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  • Is in honor to the Virgin of socavon the entrance of pilgrimage to the Temple of the Virgin Mary... where the devil, prostrates kneeling to the Virgin
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  • The main reason why I visit Oruro no doubt is to see the image of "the mommy of the tunnel", the shrine is a mystical place, where you can breathe positive energy, countless number of people reach this Sanctuary throughout the year and year after year, devotees dancers present faith offering to the patron saint of the pit on the occasion of the famous Carnival of Oruro. Excellent location for religious tourism.
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The main area to look for accommodations in Oruro lies to the west of the central train station. Simple, no-fuss hotels sit on the more residential streets close to the station, providing conveniently located lodgings for new arrivals or those wanting to get out and explore the region. Farther to the west, on some of Oruro's most upmarket boulevards, you'll find boutique hotels with themed rooms and plentiful extras, nicely positioned within the scenic town center and offering good views.
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