|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$9.60|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$65.08|
|Milk (1 liter)||$0.85|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.81|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$5.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$4.74|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.25|
Oruro has a very interesting history. It was founded in the early 17th century due to it being rich in minerals such as silver, copper, and tin. The minerals found in these hills are essentially the backbone of Oruro’s economy. While many of the area mines have closed local natives still work in these mines. The beauty this area brings to the city has compelled tourists from all over to book cheap flights to Oruro.
Some of the most popular and most gorgeous architectural sites include the Cathedral and many museums. The main Cathedral has gorgeous stained-glass pictures that rest just above the altar. The original baroque entrance was reconstructed in 1994 at the Santuario de la Vergen Del Socavon. The city’s present church was reconstructed in the 19th century from the original built in 1781. It delivers a prominent presence in Oruro’s Carnival where many locals go to worship as they believe the church defeats all evil. Other nearby sites that tourists often enjoy include the Capilla de Serrato allowing for breath-taking views of the city and the Portada del Beaterio which is a façade of a convent church that was carved with bird motifs and ornate vegetation.
Another popular attraction is Calacala which is only a short drive from Oruro. Here one can see first millennium BC rock paints of humans and llamas in hues of orange and red. Termas de Obrajes Hot Springs is a very popular attraction for those traveling with children. It has a public pool and private bathrooms that you can reserve in half-hour intervals. If you are looking for a relaxing yet fun-filled vacation with the comfort of home, you can start looking for cheap flights to Oruro.
The Museo Antropologico Eduardo Lopez Rivas is located in the southern part of the city. It is an archaeological and anthropological museum that offers many exhibits. Such exhibits include Carnival costumes, mastodons, mummies from funerary towers, and stone-carved llama heads. Aside from the museums, gorgeous views, and public pools, the city and nearby areas are packed full of an energetic nightlife.
With the many historical, architectural, and water fun activities the city has to offer, you will be sure to find something that will appeal to everyone. Flighthub offer the best deal to Oruro so you can find affordable rates on flights and accommodations to top off an amazing historical vacation.