Things to Do in Tacna

 

 

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

 

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

The Heroic City San Pedro de Tacna is the twentieth most populated department in Peru. Tacna city was officially founded on June 25, 1855 during the Peruvian republican era, but the bases of the city date from the colony, when it was constituted as an indigenous reduction. Tacna was declared a Heroic City by the Congress of the Republic of Peru on May 21, 1821 for its distinguished services to the cause of Independence. The word Tacna, comes from the Aymara language, which means: “a place cultivated on slopes with soft terraces”. In this blog article, we present you 8 incredible things to do in the city of Tacna.

How to get to Tacna ?

There are two ways to get to the heroic city of Tacna:

  1. By plane, it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes
  2. By car, it takes 20 hours

 

Where to sleep in Tacna ?

In Tacna you will find from really cheap hostels to much more comfortable hotels from 1 to 5 star. Most of the accommodations are located around or close its main square.

One of the most important things, if not the most important of the trips, is the lodging. Normally this represents 50% or more of your expense and can make your stay unforgettable, in a good or bad way.

To book a hotel always keep the following in mind:

  • Location.
  • Access to public transport.
  • Cleaning.
  • Breakfast.
  • Free WIFI.
  • Room size.
  • Treatment of staff.
  • Quality of service.
  • Read reviews from other travelers.

 

Things to do in Tacna ?

The heroic city has beautiful architectural monuments, varied cuisine and spectacular scenic beauty to offer you.

If you would like to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu; click on the following link: Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by train.

 

City of Tacna

Colonial architecture and heroism are part of this city. Land of export wines and piscos. You can visit: the main square and the cathedral of Tacna, the parabolic arch, the historical museum of Tacna and the
railway museum.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Monumental Complex of Campo de la Alianza

This is a monument that pays tribute to the fighters of the Battle of Alto de la Alianza. On May 26, 1880, the armies of Peru, Bolivia and Chile clashed in the Intiorko plain, in the War of the Pacific.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Valle Viejo Miculla Tourist Corridor

Is an area known for its wines and piscos. It houses great archaeological monuments such as: the church of San José de Pachía and the archaeological complex of Miculla. In addition, you can enjoy beautiful and curative thermal baths.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Wetlands or Humedales of Ite

The Ite wetlands are a point of great importance for bird watching, more than 126 species inhabit that area of southern Peru. Floating plants such as cattails also abound. In addition you can also visit the museum of the desert and sea of Ite; this museum exhibits a sample of various cultures of southern Peru. It also has two 12-meter-high viewpoints, which allow bird watching. This wonderful place is 1 hour and 45 minutes from the city of Tacna.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Tarata

Archaeological monuments and beautiful landscapes are part of this province of Tacna. Its name derives from Aymara and means “Place of bifurcation of a road”. In Tarata you can visit: the Apacheta viewpoint, the church of Tarucachi, the Tarata cultural exhibition hall and the church of San Benedicto. Tarata is located 1 hour and 40 minutes from the city of Tacna.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Sanctuary of the Lord of Locumba

Temple of great architecture, which shelters the great faith of the Tacneño people for the Lord of Locumba. This place is located 1 hour and 20 minutes from the city of Tacna. It is one of the most important religious places in the heroic city of Tacna.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Aguas Calientes and Candarave Geysers

This is a vaporization zone due to its high temperatures. It has hot springs famous for their medicinal properties. In Candarave there are two sources, 37 ° C and 40 ° C, which are used as thermal baths. There are guided excursions, that have a duration of 4 hours and that take you to explore the best of this area.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

Aricota Lagoon

It is a large body of water, it is the most important lagoon in Tacna. Base of a large ecosystem that is home to various species of birds, such as: wild ducks and andean geese, and it is also an excellent place to fish for rainbow trout.

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Tacna ?

  1. City of Tacna
  2. Monumental Complex of Campo de la Alianza
  3. Valle Viejo Miculla Tourist Corridor
  4. Wetlands or Humedales of Ite

 

What are the most popular things to do in Tacna with kids ?

  1. Aricota Lagoon
  2. Wetlands or Humedales of Ite
  3. Valle Viejo Miculla Tourist Corridor

 

If you would like to get to Machu Picchu hiking; click on the following link: Machu Picchu Treks.

 

5 typical and exotic dishes from Tacna

 

Top 8 Things to Do in Tacna
Cordero a la Parrilla

 

peruvian typical dishes
Picante a la Tacneña

 

peruvian typical dishes
Patasca Tacneña

 

peruvian typical dishes
Adobo Tacneño

 

peruvian typical dishes
Chicharrón de Chancho con Maíz Tostado

 

 

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