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Tarija, Bolivia
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Tarija

Tarija often referred to as the “Bolivian Andalusia” is located in the south-eastern part of Bolivia bordering Argentina to the south and Paraguay to the east. The city was founded by the Spanish in 1574, and it’s nestled in-between the foothills of the Andes. Tarija has a Mediterranean-style climate with sunny, warm days and cool nights, making it the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy [high altitude] wine. It comprises one of the country's foremost agricultural regions where 80% of the country’s wine and 100% of the singani production takes place.

Tarija boasts South America's second-largest natural gas reserves. Increased gas revenues and foreign direct investment in gas exploration and distribution are fueling growth and turning Tarija into Bolivia's next industrial hub.

Our journey through Tarija will give you unparalleled insider access into one of the most interesting and underrated wine producing regions in the world which is filled with culture, immensely rich history and its very own world-class spirit.

Tarija has over 20 different indigenous tribes, ranging in population from 20 persons up to 1500. The largest tribe is the Guaraní.

Important battles and events related to the 1932-35 Chaco War with Paraguay took place in the department's eastern dry lands. Tarija was the home of Víctor Paz Estenssoro, leader of the 1952 Bolivian Revolution and four-time Constitutional President.