Tacna

Main Square of Tacna Peru

About Tacna

Tacna is a region in southern Peru. Possessor of a moderate climate, nice people, and with a strong economic flow, is located around 52 kilometers from the Chilean border. The region was the home of the Aymaras who traded diverse coastal products like ají peppers, fish, and shellfish. When the Spaniards arrived in the sixteenth century, the wine grape production spread to this area and that is the reason why you can visit the wineries of today’s that produce excellent wines and piscos. Today, along the streets of Tacna there are still some houses that maintain the traditional slanted roofs and in its parks and avenues, monuments, busts, and other reminders of Peruvian heroes who fought in the War for Independence (1821 – 1824) and the War of the Pacific (1879 – 1883) abound. The city of Tacna received the name of Heroic City in 1828.

Eight kilometers away from Tacna is the Monument to the Alto de la Alianza, where the Chilean army defeated the Peruvian-Bolivian troops and at whose feet a cemetery dotted with hundreds of white crosses.

Another attraction is the Miculla Petroglyphs (around 500), which are carved in low relief in the rocks of the area. These are estimated to be 1,500 years old.

The beaches along the coastline of Tacna are very demanding during the summer; they are generally open and have rocky formations on the shore and a strong tide that offers pure contemplation.

Recommended Tacna Tours

After a detailed review of the commentaries and experiences of our passengers, we can recommend the following Tacna tours. We are really sure. you will enjoy as much as them.

Tacna Map

Explore Tacna with interactive maps, directions and traffic, satellite and aerial images, bird’s eye view, 3D maps and 3D cities. Powered by Google Maps.
[googlemap width="640" height="300" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-18.013804,-70.250943&spn=0.01512,0.01929&t=h&z=16"]