North Coast Points of Interest and Places to Visit

North Coast

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Huanchaco

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Not many visitors to Peru are aware that it may have been the birthplace of surfing. Here in Huanchaco, however—a coastal suburb of bustling Trujillo that ...  Read more

Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids)

When comparing the ancient ruins of the world, Túcume might be the most fascinating site that most people have never heard of. Located 21 miles to the ...  Read more

Batán Grande

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Oh, what Batán Grande must have looked like in 1100 AD.  Located 20 miles north of Chiclayo, this sprawling remnant of the Sicán civilization is ...  Read more

Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

To archaeologists, the Lord of Sipan was a Moche noble now known as the “King Tut of Peru.” To centuries of Peruvian grave robbers (huaqueros), he was one ...  Read more

Sicán National Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

After the fall of the Moche Empire around 700 AD, the inhabitants of the Lambayeque region formed a culture now known as Sicán. Exceptionally skilled in ...  Read more

Chan Chan

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

There was once a time when a city in Peru was one of the largest known cities in the Americas. For nearly 600 years, the sprawling city was the seat of an ...  Read more

Brüning National Archaeological Museum

During the late 19th and early 20th century, German archaeologist Hans Heinrich Brüning Brookstedt devoted his life to Northern Peru. For decades, ...  Read more

Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)

Located along the famous Plaza de Armas, Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge) offers a rare glimpse into the political history of Trujillo. Here, in this sprawling ...  Read more

Chiclayo Cathedral

By Peruvian standards, the Chiclayo Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas is comparatively very young. Not constructed until 1869 (versus the early 16th and 17th ...  Read more

El Brujo

Perhaps one of the most fascinating bits about Peru’s ancient Moche culture is that even though they ruled this coastline over 2,000 years ago, we just now ...  Read more

El Carmen Church

Sure, the Trujillo Cathedral is the most well-known building in town, but the city has more than a dozen Colonial churches that visitors can photograph and ...  Read more

Huaca Rajada

Every archaeologist dreams of finding a place like Huaca Rajada. Forgotten in the desert for over 1,700 years, Huaca Rajada was a sacred burial site for Moche ...  Read more

Municipal Palace

Even though Chiclayo was never a Colonial stronghold during the 17th and 18th centuries, the regal splendor of many of the buildings could lead you to ...  Read more

National University of Trujillo Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

For archaeology and history buffs, Trujillo might be the most fascinating city along the entire coastline of Peru. This dry shoreline has been the historic ...  Read more

Parque Principal (Plaza de Armas)

At the heart of activity in Chiclayo, one of Peru’s liveliest cities despite being only its fourth-largest is Parque Principal (Plaza de Armas). From sunup to ...  Read more

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