Oruro, Bolivia

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Oruro is the main city of the department of the same name. It is located 3,700 meters between the La Paz and Potosí departments. One of the most important carnivals in the world happens every year in Oruro.
The city of Oruro in Bolivia is one of the most sought after cities by tourists who want to know the charms of this country that faithfully represents the culture of South America.
Oruro is only 225km from La Paz, the Bolivian capital. Most tourists who venture into this country choose to make this journey by car, making the most of all the Andean landscapes in the country.
In Oruro, the summer is short, pleasant and almost cloudy. Winter is short, very cold and almost cloudless. Throughout the year, the weather is dry. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from -3 ° C to 22 ° C and is rarely below -6 ° C or above 26 ° C.

The best time of year to visit Oruro and warm weather activities is from early September to mid-December.
Travel documents
No visa is required for a period of 3 months as long as you have valid passports.
As a result of indigenous movements in Bolivia promoting demonstrations that can degenerate in situations of great violence, caution is advised when traveling to that country, seeking to keep abreast of developments before starting your trip.

Precautionary use is recommended, avoiding the public display of cash, credit cards, valuables as well as passports, identification documents or airline tickets.

Traveling alone is not advisable, and overnight road trips should also be avoided.
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In tropical regions there are cases of yellow fever and malaria. Dengue outbreaks often occur during summer, so use of repellents is recommended. The consumption of food purchased from street vendors is discouraged.
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Local currency: Bolivian
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The menu of the restaurants is very varied and deserves special mention the lamb (dish recommended by all tourists). In addition to the rich meals, various drinks and desserts are served to accompany.
How to get
Several bus companies communicate Oruro with the main cities of Bolivia.

Travel time to: La Paz from 3 to 4 hours. Potosí 5 hours. Cochabamba for 4 to 5 hours. Sucre from 8 to 10 hours. Santa Cruz de la Sierra from 18 to 20 hours. There are also buses to Chile.

You can travel from Oruro to Uyuni and Villazón by train.
Tourist points
Many of Oruro's attractions have to do with mining activities as well as native cultures and traditions.
The Sanctuary of Virgen del Socavón is one of the most visited places in the city. The Virgin of Socavón is worshiped by the Bolivian miners and there are many devotees who travel from all over the country to ask and thank. On Saturday Carnival the Virgin is visited by thousands of dancers. The Oruro Carnival is the most important celebration of Bolivia. Thousands of dancers and musicians parade the streets and accommodation is difficult.
Places to visit:
- Monument and Sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria do Socavón
- Virgen del Socavón ski lift
- Bathing of Works
- Doormat Bathing
- Poopó Lake
- Lake Uru Uru
- Coipasa Salinas
- Yarvicoya Church
- Calacala Archaeological Site
Due to the beautiful mountains in the region, local agencies offer tours that involve hiking and hiking, so tourists can get to know Bolivia's charms up close.
The ideal place to rest after sightseeing and to observe the movement of people and take photos of the monuments and buildings with old architecture is the Plaza 10 de Febrero. And there's nothing better than taking a few hours to simply walk the streets of this city.
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