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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?

Chiclayo, Peru Old Town

With a metropolitan population of almost 1,000,000 people, Chiclayo is a typical industrial coastal town. Besides a sympathetic Plaza de las armas, with a few late colonial buildings, there is not much that can attract tourists in the city itself, and Chiclayo old town is no more than the Plaza de las armas, which is not all that old.

 

However, the town is just a few kilometers away from one of Peru's great ancient monuments, the Royal Tumbes of the Lord of Chipan at the Huaca Rajada of Chipan monument.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: CathedralWHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Plaza de las Armas.

The main church at the Plaza de las armas.

Plaza de las Armas.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Town Hall.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Parque Principal

City hall.

Central park of the city.

 

Royal Tumbes of the Lord of Chipan at the Huaca Rajada

The main highlight is the Huaca Rajada or Chipan, one thes fantastic pre-colonial highlights of coastal Peru, showcasing phenomenal intact grave sites of royalty.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Museum.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Top of pyramide.

Site Museum at the Huaca Rajada of Chipan monument.

The Huaca Rajada of Chipan is a relatively small site, but with very significant intact graves.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Royal grave.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: warrrior.

One of the graves as it was unearthed with replicas of the finds.

One of the main finds in the site of a grave find displayed in the museum on site.

Royal Tumbes of Chipan Museum

The findings were deemed so significant, that a special highly guarded museum has been built to keep the treasures of the Huaca Rajada of Sipán safe: the Royal Tumbes of Sipán Museum, a conspicuous modern building in Chiclayo.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Royal Tumbes of Sipán Museum.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Lord of Sipán  Museum.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Museo Tumbes Reales de Sipán.

The conspicuous Royal Tumbes of Sipán Museum.

The Royal Tumbes of Sipán Museum from the distance and walking up to the museum.

 

Another fine museum is the Bruning Museum, just north of the city with very important findings of early days, among other things, showcasing a very famous mummy.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Brüning Museum, Lambayeque, Peru.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Brüning Museum Interior, Lambayeque, Peru.

Main entrance of the Bruning Museum.

Interior of the Bruning Museum.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Brüning Museum, Lambayeque, Per: Famous Mummu.WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?: Brüning Museum, Lambayeque, Peru: Golden Mask.

The famous mummy in the Bruning Museum.

Golden mask in the Bruning museum.

 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CHICLAYO, PERU [2020]?

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