#10: El Tiradito (The Castaway)

360 S Main Ave Tucson

The Turquoise Trail/#10: El Tiradito (The Castaway)
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
Written By Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum

On your way to this stop is a great lunch option, El Minuto Restaurant, a long-standing Tucson tradition. The restaurant was originally opened in 1936 a few blocks from this location by the Shaar family. It’s been in the family for four generations and is a regular lunch spot for the locals from politicians to construction workers. El Tiradito: This shrine is typical of small shrines in many communities in Mexico, where people come to burn candles and pray, asking for help with their problems. One legend associated with this shrine involves a tragic love triangle in the 1870s, with a husband killing his wife’s lover. A priest would not let the man be buried in the consecrated cemetery so local people lit candles at this location to pray for his soul.

There are even more stories behind this shrine

Photo by Ammodramus via Wikimedia

The Turquoise Trail

#10: El Tiradito (The Castaway)

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