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Catedral de Tacna, Tacna

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Church Tourist Spot
Admire the impressive facade of Catedral de Tacna, located in the center of Tacna. Construction of the cathedral began in 1875 by the firm of famous French architect and engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, but was postponed in 1879 due to the outbreak of the War of the Pacific. Officially completed in 1954, the cathedral displays a neo-renaissance architectural style, with a tower either side of the grand entrance and many ornamental features on the main facade. Made using stones quarried from nearby hills, the building complements its surroundings, balancing a bold European style with local materials and colors. Make Catedral de Tacna a part of your Tacna vacation plans using our Tacna vacation trip planner.
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  • Interesting building, has a lot of spanish influence, nice architecture and very centrally located to continue touring the city of Tacna.  more »
  • Small and simple cathedral compared to the other amazing constructions in other cities in Perú. Located in a very small Plaza de armas. One of the very things to visit in Tacna.  more »
  • Imposing cathedral for a smallish city, and an interesting anecdote is that it was designed by Gustave Eiffel of Paris in 1875 - yes, the same as Eiffel Tower. The Paseo Cívico in front of the cathedr...  more »
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  • Beautiful building within the beautifully preserved Catholic churches from the 18th century model...
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  • On the outside is beautiful and imposing. Unfortunately never has been able to enter because it is always closed when I went to the city
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