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Commercial city, with pleasant temperate climate. Capital of the province and department of the same name, was founded by the Spaniards in 1572. It is located on an extensive flat surface, at the bottom of one of the cuts of the southern coastal tablazo.

The city of Tacna was declared a heroic city by the congress of the Republic of Peru on May 21st, 1828 for its distinguished services to the independence of Peru.

Years later, signed the Treaty of Ancón, celebrated between Peru and Chile on October 20th, 1883, the province of Tacna temporarily moved to the power of Chile being the provisional limit the river Sama, later in 1886 the department of Tacna is reconstituted with its capital Locumba until the return of Tacna by Chile, which became concrete on August 28th, 1929.

At present it has four provinces: Tacna, Tarata, Candarave and Jorge Basadre Grohmann.

Take a look at Tacna

Main square

Visit the Main Square, it gathers places of interest such as the Cathedral (of neorrenancentista architecture designed by Eiffel), the ornamental pile in bronze that represents the four seasons of the year and the parabolic arch (monument in honor of the fighters of the war with Chile).

Railway Museum

Visit the Railway Museum, of great historical and architectural value, it has a sample on the railway from Tacna to Arica and a library.

Municipal theater

Visit the Municipal Theater, construction built in the nineteenth century, noted for its stonework facade.

Monument and museum Alto de la Alianza

8 km north of Tacna. On the plain of the Intiorco hill, in honor of the defenders of Alto de Alianza during the war of the Pacific. You can visit the site museum.


In this district is a beautiful architectural jewel: The San Jose Church.

Hot springs of Calientes

23 km east of Tacna, on the banks of the Caplina river at 1,400 meters above sea level.

Calientes contemporary museum

Petroglyphs of San Francisco de Miculla

In the district of Pachía. The petroglyphs are more than 500 and are distributed along 16 km.

Suspension Bridge of Miculla

Boca del Rio

50 km away from the city of Tacna, SO heading for a detour from the coast. It is a health resort with lodging services and restaurants. Sandy beaches and calm sea, where you can do underwater fishing.

Ite wetlands

Within the arid desert panorama of the extreme south of Peru, we can find a wonderful universe of flora and fauna.

Spicy tacneña

Exquisite dish with pinched potatoes, guata, chili, charqui and beef legs, which is accompanied by marraqueta bread and red wine from the farm. It is the main typical dish.

Tacneño marinade

Typical dish of the south based on pork meat parboiled and fried in mud pot and using firewood. It is served with potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Grilled lamb

Choclo con queso

Tacna Sour

Data you should know if you travel

  • Weather

    During the course of the year, the temperature is generally 11 ° C to 27 ° C and rarely drops below 9 ° C or rises above 28 ° C.

  • Best season

    For hot weather activities it is from the end of February to the end of May and from mid-October to the beginning of January

  • How to get?

    Land route, South Panamericana Highway route Lima- Tacna 1,293 Km.
    Airway, there are daily flights from the city of Lima.