Trujillo Points of Interest and Places to Visit



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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 drifts at a much slower pace—the ...  Read more

Chan Chan

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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 Empire that extended for hundreds of ...  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 mansion with three courtyards and ...  Read more

El Brujo

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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 today are beginning to unearth the ...  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 enjoy. One of these churches, El Carmen ...  Read more

National University of Trujillo Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

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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 site of thousands of years of ...  Read more

Plaza de Armas

Sitting in Trujillo’s Plaza de Armas—the large square that forms the heart of the city’s historical district—there is a surreal feeling knowing this is the spot from which modern Peru began. On the ...  Read more

Temple of the Dragon (Huaco el Dragon)

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Though not nearly as expansive as the Chan Chan complex or as famous as Huaca de la Luna, Huaca el Dragon (also referred to as “Huaca Arco Iris”, or “Rainbow Temple”), is a well preserved Chimu ...  Read more

Temples of Moche (Huacas del Sol y de la Luna)

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The Temples de Moche (Huacas de Moche), are Trujillo’s two most important sites that date to the Moche Empire. It’s hard to enough to fathom that civilizations existed here over 2,000 years ago, ...  Read more

Trujillo Cathedral

The Plaza de Armas of downtown Trujillo has four very distinct corners, and even though the Trujillo Cathedral only occupies one, its stoic presence and yellow façade give Trujillo its ...  Read more

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