Tacna

( 562 meters) above sea level

 

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Coast, valleys and a heroic history

A land of unique scenery, with deserts and fertile valleys, between the coast and the mountains. Its history dates back to the rock paintings of the Toquepala Caves. Nearer to the present day, this region bore witness to important events, such as the War of the Pacific. The sea along its beaches is calm, and it has hot springs and lakes in the lower reaches of the Andes. Its extensive vineyards produce a large amount of wine and Pisco for export.

Find out more about Tacna

Living culture, adventure, pleasure and nature:

Fans of archaeology and history, lovers of water sports and hikes, enthusiasts of fine wine and pisco as well as those interested in hot springs and life in nature.

Tacna is the pride of the nation.

Location: In the south-east of Peru, it shares a border with Chile, and consists of desert regions, volcanoes and mountains.

Size: 16,076 km2 (6,207 sq. miles).

Routes & length of stay

2 Days 

(Minimum
recommended
length of stay)

  •  ½ Day: City centre, avenues and museums, Campo de la Alianza Monument Complex,
  • 1 Day: Calientes – Pachía Hot Springs, Miculla Archaeological Complex,

          Valle Viejo (Old Valley),Boca del Río (Mouth of the River) beach resort,

          Los Palos Beach,Locumba Valley,Toquepala Cave Paintings,Tarata (Tarata) Anajiri                      Petroglyphs,

  • 2 Days: Calientes Candarave Hot Springs,Calientes – Hot Springs, 

           Suches or Huaytire Lagoon .

 

Recommended for

recomendadoArcheology lovers: Miculla Archaeological Surrounded by an impressive desert landscape that features small mounds, all under the watchful eye of the Wawapas

People interested in religious landmarks: Catedral de Tacna  ts construction began in 1875, under the direction of Alejandro Gustav Eiffel’s French company.

Experiential tourism aficionados: Ornamental Fountain, Paseo cívico, A sculpture made by Frenchman Paul Lienhard, forged in the English Simpson smelting works, The heart of the city. At the beginning of the street, visitors can marvel at an allegory to the lady of Tacna

Birdwatchers: Locumba Valley, Valle Viejo de Tacna  An inter-Andean valley known for producing excellent wine and pisco. Agriculture is currently the principal activity.

What to eat?

Peruvian cuisine is a result of the merger of several cultures (Chinese, Arab, African, Italian, etc.) and added to the variety of products  and native species, resulting in the satisfaction of our senses from our eyes to make contact the presentation of the most succulent dishes, which does not resist the smell aromas, making a frantic reaction awakening in our mouth. Part of the delicious dishes, have their ancient roots from a local cuisine, with products from the area such as: potatoes, red pepper sauce, corn, guinea pig, among other varied products and the others say, the cuisine has tacneña Peru in the eyes of the world.

 

What to buy?

Hence crafts Peruvian Tacna is among the most varied and recognized in our continent, as seen from the growing network of exporters who each year exhibit the skill of memories and various crafts that have been exhibiting, promoting and marketing for more than a decade mainly in the countries of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and other European, Asian and North American markets due to its diversity, colorful, creativity and multiple functions that make it a fundamental activity not only for the configuration of the Tacneña identity and Peru, but also for the survival of tho.

CERAMICS: Pottery is one of the most widespread activities in Peru.

Wood carving: in the colony had a strong development with the influence of religious polychrome sculptures. Altarpieces, statuettes and decorated furniture in churches and convents whose baroque style has made in the famous San Blas pulpit of the church of the same name in Cusco, one of the most elaborate pieces of this complex style. However in the Heroic City of Tacna also we have renowned artists in this field.

Typical dishes tacna

Adobo de chancho o Adobo Tacneño: It is one of the most delicious and traditional dishes of southern Peru The marinade is a way of soaking meat the traditional way is to cook with firewood The pig is macerated in vinegar , garlic , cumin (optional ), pepper (to taste) and oregano , for an hour

Cazuela de gallina o Cazuela a la Tacneña: It is a typical , simple and tasty dish , especially for winter prepared with chicken Creole . Bring squash, corn , peas , carrots , potatoes , garlic, salt , parsley ( optional), celery and arroz.Se sanchocha the bird in salt water , part of the ingredients is added and cook for about five minutes


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