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Museo Sacro, Folkl贸rico, Arqueol贸gico y Minero - Museum Oruro - Bolivia

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 Savac贸n, it has both above-ground and below-ground sections. Depending on when you get there, guided tours (in Spanish), which are included in the price of the ticket, will either lead you down to an abandoned mine that has been converted into a show-and-tell of sorts, or upstairs to the small religious, cultural, and archeological museum.


The mine showcases old tools, dynamite and detailed mining processes, as well as two examples of Tio, the satanic guardian to whom miners make small sacrifices (cigarettes, alcohol, coca leaves) in exchange for protection. The upstairs museum is a standard exhibition of statues, artwork and even some fossils-- the most interesting part is the display of elaborate Carnaval costumes. Also, there is a bookstore and giftshop on the first floor, attached to the Sanctuary.

Plaza del Folklore,聽Sanctuario de Savac贸n
Oruro, Bolivia


Travel Tips: Tour hours: 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Price Description: Adults: 5 Bs.聽 Youth: 4 Bs.聽 Extranjeros: 10 Bs. Youth Extranjeros: 5 Bs.

With camera add: 3 Bs. With video add: 20 Bs.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Phone: 591-4-527-4303

Here are other activities in and around Oruro that may be of interest: Museo Nacional Antropol贸gico Eduardo Lopez Rivas,

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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