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Plaza de Armas Tours

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 Spanish conquistadores’ push through the continent in search of silver and gold, the city of Trujillo was founded when this square was created in 1534. Nearly 300 years later, in 1820, it would be from right here in the Plaza de Armas that Trujillo would become the first city in Peru to announce its independence from Spain. 

Despite the fact that modern day Trujillo is one of the largest cities in Peru, the historical center around the Plaza de Armas has retained its Colonial charm. The distinctive architecture of 17th century Spain forms a ring around the square, and colors such as the pastel yellow of the Trujillo Cathedral and the deeply rich blue of the Archdiocese, infuse the square with a sense of life which seems to permeate everyone who visits. 

In the center of the square, interspersed amongst the throngs of pedestrians and locals on a midday stroll, the Freedom Monument springs from the crowd in an artistic form of defiance. Set atop a granite base, the uppermost statue of a man with raised fist is an enduring symbol Trujillo’s quest for liberation and independence. By night, the Colonial buildings around the Plaza de Armas are bathed in hundreds of lights, and walking through the illuminated Plaza de Armas is one of Trujillo’s most romantic displays.

Practical Info

The Plaza de Armas is located in the center of the historical district of Trujillo. Many of the city’s Colonial attractions are within one block of the Plaza, and while visiting the Plaza is relatively safe, visitors should be acutely aware of their belongings as it is a known hangout for pickpockets.
Address: Centro Historico, Trujillo, Peru
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Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

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After working for over two years with different Cruise Ship Lines providing tours, we decided to offer a customize experience that will fit from your arrival time to your departure time (specially made for Cruise Ship travelers) We are able to customize a group or private tour experience including all the main archeological sites accordingly to your available time in our Home town. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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US$61.54

Trujillo City Sightseeing Tour and National University Archeological Museum

Trujillo City Sightseeing Tour and National University Archeological Museum

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Get acquainted with Trujillo during a 3-hour sightseeing excursion that visits the city's main sights and attractions. You'll enjoy a guided tour of the National University of Trujillo Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History and explore such places as the Plaza de Armas and Plazuela El Recreo, in the city's historic center. For a more one-on-one experience, upgrade from a group to a private tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.70
Price varies by group size
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US$48.70
Price varies by group size

City Tour in Trujillo

City Tour in Trujillo

The City Tour include the visit of mansions and churches and as well as the Archaeological Museum of the National University of Trujillo.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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tour from puerto salaverry

tour from puerto salaverry "huaca de la luna and city tour in trujillo"

circuit that mixes history before the Incas and the colony and above all teaches us to value local culture and learn from their way of life and their religious concept. the precision of knowing architecture, astronomy and astrology. also know what happened to these cultures and know the arrival of the Spaniards to Peru.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$280.00
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US$280.00

Private Historical Tour in Trujillo

Private Historical Tour in Trujillo

With a certified guide you have the opportunity to take a tour in the city of Trujillo. We will visit the churches, old mansions and the Archaeological Museum of the city of Trujillo.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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US$20.00

Trujillo City Tour & Archaeological Museum

Trujillo City Tour & Archaeological Museum

Our excursion City Tour & Archaeological Museum is the perfect choice for those who wish to get to know the most outstanding attractions of Trujillo in a few hours. As an important city during the colony, Trujillo houses beautiful buildings and mansions of that times that constitute true architectural treasures, and in this opportunity, we will take you to tour them.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$41.67
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