"ORURO THE CAPITAL OF THE FOLKLORE OF BOLIVIA" Oruro by marcelo15

Oruro Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 110 photos

VIVA ORURO!!!

You can´t imagine how much i really love Oruro. It´s definitely the smallest cities of Bolivia. it´s turbulent change has affected to Oruro so much. In the past Oruro used to support all the other cities in bolivia. From Oruro a lot of people exploted some minerals. Now, Oruro is a poor, poor city.
There are not so many tourist who go there to visit.
But, one thing is so important to say. Oruro was declarated as a city of humanity patrimonial by the UNESCO.
There is no better place in bolivia to celebrate the carneval than ORURO. thousand of thousand people come to Oruro to dance, to participate in such an event in honor of the VIRGEN DEL SOCABON.
please, check our my travelogues down, i you will see more or less what i mean...so that´s why Oruro is one of my favorite cities.
My eternal thanks to Oruro and its inhabitants who, still fight for living there, in spite of the bad moments that it´s been hitting..

Last week (november 06), i was there again. this time driving with my family....
COME ON ORURO..YOU WILL BE IN MY BEST MEMORIES FOREVER....

GENERAL INFORMATION.
The city of Oruro, also capital of the department, is located on the central altiplano on 3706m. over the sea level. Because its geographical situation. Oruro has always a cold climate with an average of 9c.
It is neurogycal center for road and railway communications system, connecting the most important points of Bolivia. Also is an important mining district (lead, silver and antimony), basing its economy.
The principal mines are San Jose and Machacamarca.

ITS HISTORY (COPIED)

The native settlement of the ancient civilization URU URU, well known by its ceramic development, was baptized by Don Francisco de Medrano with the name of "Villa San Miguel de Oruro" in 1548.
Don Manuel Castro de Padilla, a learned judge of the audiencia of Charcas, on november 1606, founded the Royal Village of San Felipe de Austria, based on the settlement of San Miguel de Oruro.
Later Don Sebastian Pagador lead a revolt against Spain of february 10th, 1781 claiming its independece. Finally on september 5th, 1826 during the presidency of General, Antonio Jose de Sucre, the Oruro department was created.

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  • In a nutshell:"ORURO TIERRA DE AMOR...Y DE CARNAVAL"
  • Last visit to Oruro: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 26, 2006
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Hi Marce, lovely page of Oruro. I hope you are doing well.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2006 at 5:16 AM

    Quisiera visitar Bolivia algún día, presto espero! Que lindo es tu país! Estaré esperando por tu carta con mucha alegría! Chau amigucho, besitos!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 7:50 AM

    Nice job!

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 9:10 AM

    interesting carnival'i didn't pay attention to your oruro page before!is it's every february during exactly the same dates or it changes?

  • Narviking's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 3:55 PM

    Some very nice pictures you have put up here. Wish I were there during the carnival !

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 8:34 AM

    Oruro te recibe con sus brazos abiertos....I like that. we all should greet with open arms. Oruro has a special place in my memories. good tips and wonderful photos Marcelos

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2004 at 8:10 PM

    Good write up. I like yor photos also. Thanks.

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