The Virgen del Socavón - the largest monument to Our Lady in Latin America They honor the Virgen del Socavón [Our Lady of the Mineshaft], also known as the Virgen de la Candelaria [Our Lady of Candlemas], the Patroness of this city of roughly 250,000 people.
Oruro, Bolivia © Mapbox© OpenStreetMap contributors On the university campus south of town, the Museo Mineralógico houses a remarkable collection of more than 5200 minerals, precious stones, fossils and crystals from around the world, housed in wooden cabinets amid a series of stairways, exposed bricks and glass.
Museum mining of the pit – Oruro. The mining museum, It is a new space that is located in the basement of the cerro Pie de Gallo, exactly in the sanctuary of the Candila Mommy, the Virgin of Socavon, where can you meet as performing the task within a silver mine.
Carnaval de Oruro Carnival of Oruro It is a celebration created by the Catholic religion in times of the Viceroyalty thus came to be a "Master of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of humanity" (UNESCO) capable of generating cultural and faith in different social strata.
They honor the Virgen del Socavón [Our Lady of the Mineshaft], also known as the Virgen de la Candelaria [Our Lady of Candlemas], the Patroness of this city of roughly 250,000 people. In February 2013 the devotees of Our Lady were eagerly awaiting the unveiling of an imposing new statue of the Virgin del Socavón.