El Tiradito Wishing Shrine

418 S. Main Avenue • Tucson AZ 85701

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El Tiradito Wishing Shrine is adjacent to La Pilita and Rosendo S. Perez Park.

This Historic Site is the only shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground.  It is affectionately called "El Tiradito" -- the Castaway.  The many legends about the shrine's origin all involve a tragic triangle love affair in the early 1870s.  The mysterious powers of El Tiradito are still an important part of local Mexican lore and culture.  This site is a Tucson Historical Site and it is also on the National Register of Historic Places.