Tirana is characterized by its traditional festival that attracts thousands of tourists every year in honor to the Virgen del Carmen, people are dressed in colorful traditional costumes and make different dances in order to celebrate it. It is 70 km from Iquique in the Pampa del Tamarugal

 The town of La Tirana is located in the Pampa del Tamarugal (Tamarugal pampa). It is a quiet small town that celebrates the Catholic holiday of La Virgen del Carmen every 16th of July with a grandiose festival that attracts thousands of visitors and believers. Between the 12th and the 18th of July the town undergoes a metamorphosis in which believers offer music, dance and gifts to their Virgin patron saint. It is an outstanding and unique spectacle in Chile.

Location: Región de Tarapacá, 72 km (45 mi) east of Iquique, and 20 km. (12.5 mi) east of Pozo Almonte. It is located 1773 kms north of Santiago at an altitude of 995 mts.

When to go: Year round.

La Tirana map