Named after the popular native tribe "Uru-Uru", Oruro is said to be the folkloric capital of Bolivia. A traveler’s paradise, this city hosts some of the splendid Carnivals which are described as the amazing, artistic, cultural and indefinable positive feature of humankind. Also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oruro, this city is home to the miners who worship the Virgin of El Socavon and El Tio.
There are some beautiful churches like the Santuario de la Virgen del Socavón, Iglesia de Cunchupata and the Main plaza cathedral. This religious and cultural city is surrounded by varied landmass like volcanoes and salt mines. Travelers will find beautiful flamencos in the extraordinary Bird Sanctuary of the Poopo Lake and the National Park of Sajama. Museo Mineralógico, the Mining Museum, Museo Etnográfico Minero, Museo Nacional Antropológico, the Anthropological Museum and Inti Raymi mine are few worth visiting sites.