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Curahuara De Carangas

Curahuara De Carangas (Bolivia)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's a 200km drive from Oruro
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Curahuara De Carangas

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Curahuara De Carangas is a Bolivian city known for its beautiful colonial church. It's located in the Sajama province, 200km from the town of Oruro.

My suggestion:
If you're in the area in February and you want to go to Oruro Carnival, think about booking transport, accommodation and a seat in the stand in advance or risk having to pay extortionate prices. 
My review

Curahuara De Carangas is a small town with a population of 5,000 located 80km from the famous Sajama Park, the highest park in Bolivia.

Curahuara De Carangas is best known for its beautiful colonial church which dates from the sixteenth century. This sacred place is one of the oldest religious buildings in South America and was declared a National Monument. On the vault of this adobe and straw church, you'll find frescoes representing biblical passages like the Last Judgement or the Last Supper. It's no coincidence that the church in Curahuara De Carangas is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. The church is also home to Santiago Curahuara Carangas, the patron saint of the city.

It only takes a few hours to visit the town and its church, so make sure you go there if you're in the vicinity of Sajama.

Bolivian woman and her child
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