TACNA - HEROIC CITY
It is difficult to specify when the first residents settled down in to the gentle and sunny valley of Caplina, but for the historians it is evident their origin aimara, and that there there was already a laborious and organized community when the first Quechua waves appeared in conquest plan.
Located to 562 msnm, Tacna is today one modern city, possessor of a temperate, benign and welcoming excellent climate it prospers. During the months of winter dense fogs are observed to the dawn, denominated "camanchacas", and strong winds of Southwest address.
Tacna was declared "Heroic City" by the Constituent Congress May of 1821, 21 "for its distinguished services to the cause of the independence that you/they have recommended its patriotism in a singular" way.
The population tacneña was also shown undeniable before the Chilean occupation during and after the war of Pacific and return to the breast of the homeland after half century of hard and heroic captivity.
United by a good system of roads to Ilo, Moquegua and Arica, Tacna also has an assets commercial exchange with Puno and Ilave, capital of the county of Collao, cities to those that provides of fruits, liquors and wines, to receive to change the products of the mountain.
Not there is tourist that being in Tacna doesn't visit the city of Arica - that belonged to Peru -, given their proximity (to single 56 km), and the existent facilities of transport. Arica is to the foot of the historical muzzle, scenario of the battle of the same name in whose summit the Chileans have lifted a place museum on the remains of the Peruvian original fortifications; in the old canyons, remains of weapons, uniforms, flags, etc are conserved.
But undoubtedly, what the adult congregates numbers of visitors in this city it is the assets trade that feeds to the well-known mercadillos tacneños of "Bolognesi", "28 of Julio", "Túpac Amaru" and Rosy" "Powders, where they can be gotten at advantageous prices all kinds of articles and devices. For this reason they are constantly packed of buyers coming from Lima and other cities.
Inside the typical plates of the department they highlight:
They can also be a wide variety of traditional products as: buttery cheese, quesillo or fresh cheese without salt that it is served with honey, ham, butter, bee honey, manjarblanco or sweet of milk and diversity of fruits like the capulí, quince, lúcuma, granadilla, cherimoya, guava, tuna, among other.
They also offer traditional drinks as: the chacra wine, Tacna Sour and those macerated of damask, strawberry and tumble.
TOURIST CALENDAR - FESTIVITIES
SEE PANORAMIC OF THE CIVIC WALK
This work was built by the middle of last century, to initiative of the then prefect Manuel of Mendiburu. The arch was erected in this century, in memory of the heroes Grau and Bolognesi. It is in this walk where it is carried out August 28, the PROCESSION OF THE FLAG, that which constitutes an unique party in the whole national territory, and also the but remarkable manifestation of patriotic fervor.
PARABOLIC ARCH OF THE CIVIC WALK
In commemoration of our eminent Miguel's feats Grau and Francisco Bolognesi.
In the walk their it locates a beautiful brass pileta also, conduction from Belgium in 1859.
In the middle of center of the capital tacneña runs off with proud its church cathedral, built with canteria stone.
THE BOULEVARD BOLOGNESI
The beautiful boulevard Bolognesi, of which is proud the city, era the old bed of the river with justice.
THE BOULEVARD BOLOGNESI
In the south alone side a house, call existed he/she "Marries of Tata Casildo", picturesque priest that cultivated peaches.
HERMITA BABUL ISLAM
Beautiful hermita that with the time you this transforming into one of the attractiveness of the city.
PORT OF MUZZLE SAMA
This port is in route to Ilo.
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