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Curahuara Chipaya Alcaya

Oruro, Bolivia

CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS: This town is nestled on the way to Sajama National Park. It houses a beautiful and very important colonial church known as “The Sixteen Chapel of the Altiplano” due to the impressive mural that decorates its interior.

CHIPAYA ETHNIC GROUP: This is one of the oldest cultures in the continent. An ethnicity of Uru origins that resides in the proximity of the Coipasa salt flats some 3.940 meters above sea level. Visitors can observe the traditional circular houses built with “tepes”, their unique clothing, the braiding style of their women, and their enigmatic native tongue.

ALCAYA ARCHEOLOGICAL COMPLEX: This important pre-Columbian citadel is located in the far south of the department in the vicinity of the Uyuni Salt Flats, 287 Km from Oruro City. Visitors can see mummies, circular houses made from stone, agricultural ledges and a unique underground cemetery, as well as beautiful ceramic pieces, baskets and pre-Columbian tapestries.

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