The El Tiradito Shrine has fascinating stories attached to it. One of the stories goes that the shrine is a burial site where Juan Oliveras was buried by his lover.
It is said that the man was in love with his mother-in-law and was killed by her husband out of rage. Today, the shrine is popular for its stories but more popular for making a wish.
Locals believe if you light a candle at the shrine and it stays burning till sunrise, your wish will come true!
El Tiradito Shrine Travel Tips
- You will have to carry your own candle.
Entrance Ticket Details For El Tiradito Shrine
- Admission is free.
How to Reach El Tiradito Shrine
- Bus: At Main/Simpson
- Tram: A tram line runs on S Granada Avenue
- By Car
- By Taxi
- By walking
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0.55% of people who visit Tucson include El Tiradito Shrine in their plan
95% of people start their El Tiradito Shrine visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see El Tiradito Shrine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Tiradito Shrine
El Tiradito Shrine Reviews & Ratings
Absolutely incredible historical place tucked away between two buildings. It is both peaceful and sad as many folks leave candles, photos, mementos, and notes to their deceased loved ones on the ground and in the walls here. It’s moving to walk in front of the photos and quietly reflect on the lives that are being remembered and celebrated.
Check it out it's historical and there's a Mexican Restaurant a block away excellent place near TCC as well.
This place is awesome and the story behind this place is enough to give you goose bumps (aka the heebee jeebeess) its about a young couple that were inlove but something very bad happened to them and the rumor is that if you make a wish and put it into this wishing wall lite a candle and leave the candel over night and come back the next day and the candle is still lit then your wish will come true but beware what you wish for because if you go and your not whole hearted about it then you may be visited by el tiradito pass his curse back on to you ANYWAY best of wishes 😉
Really glad we made the time to come here. Beautiful shrine and loved that the story of why it’s a landmark was available. Amazing energy and worth the visit. Go during the daytime would be my only suggestion.
I love these shrines that grow put of the deep spirituality of regular folk. If you are looking for something to look at, don't go. But if you want to touch a little soul, you may appreciate this site.