Basilica de San Francisco, built in 1606, is Tarija's oldest church. It has some stunning oil paintings inside and contains two libraries that hold around 20,000 books. There is also a small museum library that contains a collection of 16th century colonial books.
Tarija has a number of other colonial buildings such as the Casa Dorado and Castill Azul. And of course a visit to Tarija wouldn't be complete with out taking a trip out to the small town of San Lorenzo (15 km) to see the house of Moto Mendez, one of Bolivia's famous heros in the fight for independence from Spain.
Ruta de Vino is a popular tour route that takes you to a number of wineries and artisanal wineries. You can learn about Tarija’s wine production, taste some local wines, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.