The town’s cathedral is modern (1965), and it contains the remains of Tarma’s most famous son, Peruvian president Manuel Odría...
Of the myriad archaeological ruins near Tarma, best known is Tarmatambo, 6km south. Former capital of the Taruma culture and later a...
La Colonia ‘H’
The best place for a beer or three.
El Che Parrillas
The parrillas (grilled meats) at this 2nd-floor restaurant are sublime.
Huánuco 614 · interesting places nearby
Astronomical Observatory information
Tarma is high in the mountains and the clear nights of June, July and August provide ideal opportunities for stargazing, though the surrounding mountains do limit the amount of observable heavens. A small astronomical observatory is run by the owners of Hospedaje Central: admission includes a talk (in Spanish) on constellations and a peek at some stars. Closed for refurbishment at the time research, the observatory was due to reopen mid-2016.