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Oruro Things to See and Do

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Whether it鈥檚 because of its harsh climate or its dry landscape, Oruro doesn鈥檛 have the best reputation among travelers. This, however, is a bit unfair, as there are enough things to see and do to keep you busy for a couple of days, despite the conditions. As Oruro was once a thriving mining town, there are a handful of museums honoring the past glory days, and some monuments which do the same. If history isn鈥檛 your thing, there鈥檚 also a movie theater and, just 20 minutes away, some enticing thermal pools and private hot tubs.

By Margaret Rode
A self-professed city girl, sassy staff writer Margaret Rode hails from Chicago where she received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Spanish...
17 Jun 2009

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Museo Sacro, Folkl贸rico, Arqueol贸gico y Minero

The Museo Sacro, Folkl贸rico, Arqueol贸gico y Minero is a definitely worth a visit if you鈥檙e hanging around Oruro. Attached to the Sanctuario de...

Oruro, Bolivia

Termas de Obrajes

The aguas termales in Obrajes can serve as a pleasant and worthwhile half-day trip or even an overnight...

Spa/Hot Springs
Oruro, Bolivia

Cine Eden

Replacing the old cinema that was housed in a vintage theater, Oruro is now home to a brand new, clean and comfy one-screen movie theater. This...

Movie & Theater
Oruro, Bolivia

Parque Nacional Sajama

Hosting the highest mountain in Bolivia, plus natural geysers and hot springs, impressive flora and fauna, and the remains of pre-hispanic burial...

National Park
Oruro, Bolivia

Oruro Mines

While tourist visits to mines are most often saved for Potos铆, Oruro is another great spot to learn about the history of Bolivia's mining industry....

Other Activity
Oruro, Bolivia

Oruro Cathedral

The Oruro Cathedral sits atop a small staircase, directly opposite the secondary plaza in the center of town (east of Plaza10 de Febrero). Fairly...

Other Activity
Oruro, Bolivia

Museo Nacional Antropol贸gico Eduardo Lopez Rivas

Anthropoligcal and archaeological artifacts as well as information about the Chipayas and Urus tribes are on display at the Museo Nacional...

Oruro, Bolivia

Cala Cala

Cala Cala is an Aymaran word meaning 篓place full of stones.篓 Cala Cala is located 21 kilometers (13 mi) southeast of Oruro and is thought to be...

Oruro, Bolivia
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