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“Not for everyone” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Tiradito Shrine

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El Tiradito Shrine
400 South Main, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Ranked #73 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Not for everyone”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Heart of Barrio Viejo”
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 that is still standing after the Tucson Community Center was built. But don't just stop at El Tiradito, or drive by as some reviewer said- ...make sure to visit La Pilita, a museum run by two wonderful ladies who take the oral history of many of the older residents. They have wonderful displays during the year-my favorite being 'Dia de los Muertos' or 'Day of the Dead' during October. The students at Carrillo school, right next door make a wonderful, and colorful display every year that is visited by locals as well as people from as far away as Germany and Japan. This is also listed on the Presidio Trail. Take a candle to light and make a wish or a promise, and write it on a piece of paper and poke it into one of the many holes or crevices in the walls. It is said that if you make a wish and your candle stays lit all night, your wish will be granted. I feel sorry for those people who drove by or thought this was going to be a "commemorative" shrine- it might not mean much to those who don't understand, but read up on the history or talk to someone who lives here and you just might understand why El Tiradito is a part of Tucson's heart.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Really annoyed by these other reviews.”
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 and I think that it's location is part of its charm. It's also romantic- some couples get married here. Yes, it is small. Yes, it is rustic. Come see a real bit of Tucson.

Visited March 2013
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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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194 reviews 194 reviews
132 attraction reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Small monument, location is really awfull”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Group Visit”
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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