10 Things to Do in Tacna That You Shouldn't Miss

January 31, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Tacna is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region. A very commercially active city, it is located only 35 km (22 mi) north of the border with Arica y Parinacota Region from Chile, inland from the Pacific Ocean and in the valley of the Caplina River. It is Peru's tenth most populous city.
Restaurants in Tacna

1. Catedral de Tacna

Plaza de Armas, Tacna, Peru
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Catedral de Tacna

Reviewed By SanDiegoGuy1 - San Diego, California

The building anchors the main square with loud banners on the outside (when we were there) distracting from the beauty of the building. For Peru, it is a very nice religious structure that compares favorably to other small Peruvian towns.

2. Paseo Civico

Av. San Martin, Tacna, Peru
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Paseo Civico

Reviewed By HappyGringoMiami - Miami

The history of Tacna after the Pacifico war is of resistence to chilean people since they wanted to keep Tacna under their domain. This Paseo Civico shows the peruvian heroes like the Alamo in Texas and every year on august 15, tacneños take the biggest peruvian flag and goes by this Paseo showing that they won.

3. Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna

Alameda Bolognesi, Tacna, Peru
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 396 reviews

Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We ate ceviche at Don Leo's at Mercado central. It was delicious and the price was reasonable 2 ceviches and 2 of the best Tacna Sours! All for 54 soles (like $15). Walking around the market was fun and entertaining as well!

4. Arco Parabolico

Centro Civico, Tacna, Peru
Excellent
41%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 333 reviews

Arco Parabolico

Reviewed By SanDiegoGuy1 - San Diego, California

The bases of the arch have statues of two Peruvian military leaders who distinguished themselves in historic military battles. Inexpensive hotels (2-3 stars) are a close walk to this arch.

5. Miculla Petroglyphs

Tacna, Peru
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Miculla Petroglyphs

Reviewed By Mokaonthego - Sydney

If you live by the beach and/or in a lush city, then this will blow your mind. You are right in the middle of the desert and the history of this petroglyphs just make you think about how old this area and tacna is. really amazing. The sun was beaming strongly but we still went for a long walk. Shame I had to be the translator for my english speaking friends because it detracted from my own experience.
If you are ever in Tacna, this is one of the very few places worth visiting.

6. Museo De Sitio Alto dela Alianza

Pampas del Campo Alliance | El Alto Alliance District, Tacna, Peru +51 52 411716
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Museo De Sitio Alto dela Alianza

Reviewed By ferenachefchaouen - Santiago, Chile

It was a place of battle in the Pacific War, an almost sacred place for Peru, by the sacrifice of his hosts .

7. Petroglifos de Miculla

Miculla, Tacna, Peru
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Petroglifos de Miculla

Reviewed By Altana1 - Santiago, Chile

Después de muchas visitas a Tacna ,quisimos ver algo más que no fuese comer y comprar .Este es un paseo que lo encontré barato US$20 por persona que nos hizo un recorrido por la ciudad de Tacna ,lo mismo que uno ve sin saber su historia pasamos a una viña con degustación ,después a probar una especie de humita (chilena) dulce en el camino ,de ahí a los petroglifos muy interesante con un pequeño museo creo se paga como US$ 0.10 o algo similar ,siempre hay que cancelar en soles y atractivo puente colgante ,de regreso a las termas de Aguas Calientes .

8. Museo Ferroviario

Av 2 de Mayo | Tacna Station, Tacna, Peru +51 52 245572
Excellent
24%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Museo Ferroviario

Reviewed By JFLR187198 - Nantes, France

Located in the former railway station, this place has a soul of its own. One can revisit the very active past of Railways in the region through maps, pictures, items and a whole raft of engines and carriages in various states of repair or disrepair. A superb visit.

9. Bosque Municipal de Tacna

Tacna, Peru
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Bosque Municipal de Tacna

Reviewed By ferenachefchaouen - Santiago, Chile

it is not something recommended for thrill seekers , but to quienh wants to relax , not a tourist place , but rather for local people

10. Boca del Rio Beach

Tacna, Peru
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Boca del Rio Beach

Reviewed By andy42016 - Lima Region, Peru

la playa es simpatica sin embargo uno debe tener mucho cuidado ya que hay como vacios en la arena de pronto ya no hay piso, realmente nos asustamos mucho ya que vino una ola nos hizo caer y nos jalo, Gracias a Dios pudimos salir ilesos,sin embargo es un lugar tranquilo ademas tiene conchitas y churitos muy bellos.

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