EL TIRADITO WISHING SHRINE
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Admire the adobe architecture, light a candle, leave a wish. If your candle stays lit all night, your wish will come true, or so they say. The legend of El Tiradito ( the castaway because he was a sinner) have different versions- everything from complicated love triangles to a man struck and killed…
Revered by locals for over a hundred years, this public shrine placed on the National Historic Register in 1971, which saved it from repeated plans to tear it down or move it.
El Tiradito is in Barrio Viejo in Tucson, Arizona, and is supposedly the world's sole Catholic shrine for a sinner.
A beautiful Mexican wishing shrine along downtown's "Turquoise Trail" walking historic tour route.
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“Such a fun area to drive through. See adobe homes with many of them now completely restored. Or take a guided walking tour of downtown, armory park, and the barrios so you know what you are looking at.”
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