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El Tiradito Shrine

400 South Main, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Ranked #101 of 177 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Feb 4, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This small shrine has a great story behind it. It is located in the Barrio district of Tucson's old town. It is worth the stop to take photos and read the plaque.

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is pure culture. Some people won't have a filling sensation here. Me, I love it as I love SW lore and history. This isn't meant to be a sacred place yet it is holy ( at least to me). It is a place where many, many people leave their supplications and intentions in the form of a candle or... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The local community is rich in history. The parks and "shrines" are important to them and their "community life". It was of no significance to me and therefore I could not appreciate it and the typical tourist should keep that in mind before venturing here.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I think that many visitors here have no idea what El Tiradito is or means to the people living in this neighborhood. My gradparents lived in this neighborhood, I love the HISTORY that is in each and every house here...and especially the stories of El Tiradito, La Llorrona, and La Muchachita. This is just a small part of the neighborhood... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This place is one of my favorites to take visitors. Some other reviews indicate that these people did not explore this neighborhood AT ALL. Located at the beginning of one of our coolest historic districts (no, no businesses, just old row houses) which is great to walk around. It DOES feel like it's kind of in the middle of nowhere... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

When walking the Presidio Trail you'll walk along this shrine. I had read about it at home and wanted to light a candle in remembrance of my grandmothers. I was disappointed when I saw the shrine, its located along a busy road, next to a restaurant. It doesn't have anything of a commemoration feel about it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

It was an added venture to our group with lunch at a local restaurant. Interesting story, worth stopping by, enjoyed it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We thought it was going to be an impressive shrine. It was small, in an alley next to a diner. Wasn't worth getting out of the car. We drove by and took a pic.

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