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Tacna

Tacna

Tacna, about 1300km south of Lima by road, is Peru's southernmost town and capital of its department. Home to about 150,000 people, the elevation is 560m. Only 36km from the Chilean border, Tacna has strong historical ties with that country. It became part of Chile in 1880, during the War of the Pacific, and remained so until 1929, when its people voted to return it to Peru. The main reason to visit Tacna is to cross the border into Chile, or to indulge in some bargain shopping for high tech electronics or good quality optical gear.

Places to Visit

Museo F erroviarto
Parque de la Locornotora
Museo del Instituto Nacional de Cultura
Museo de Zela



Tacna Hotels

Hotel Premier S.A - Avda.Bolognesi 804, Tacna, Phone: +51 (0) 51527 15110
Gran Central Hotel - Avenida San Martin 561, Tacna Phone: +51 (0) 7 12281

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