Santuario de la Virgen del Socavón, Oruro


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Santuario del Socavon is a religious temple of special devotion for the inhabitants of Oruro, where the Candlemas's Virgin is worshipped. She is the local patron of the miners and receives the name of Virgin of the Mineshaft. It is an extraordinary image, painted on some clay bricks that were probably part of an interior wall during the end of the fifteenth century. The splendid Carnival is carried out in her honor. © Bolivia Travel Site

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