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TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?

 

With a population of about 1 million inhabitants, Trujillo is the third largest city of Peru, showcasing a nice old town with a suite of colonial buildings in the otherwise busy and congested typical coastal urban setting.

 

Travel Attractions Trujillo, Peru

At a distance of 560 km from Lima, the city was built on the banks of the Moche River, near where it runs into the Pacific Ocean. The Moche Valley was the cradle of the famous prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures that flourished before the Inca conquest. The two travel  Trujillo, Peru, atractions are the pre-Columbian monuments:

  • Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the ancient world, designated a World Heritage Site; and

  • The temples of the Sun and of the Moon, the latter being the largest (but hardly investigated) adobe pyramid in Peru.

 

There is an abundance of cultural life, which is expressed in a variety of cultural festivals, such as the "National Marinera Festival", the "Trujillo Spring Festival" and the "International Book Festival".

 

Old town Trujillo features colonial buildings surrounding the Plaza de las Armas, often with wrought ironwork and elaborate wooden balconies. The pearl of the colonial buildings it the Cathedras with its Archbishop's palace next door.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: cathedral at Plaza de las ArmasWHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Cathedral at night.

Cathedral at Plaza de las Armas

Cathedral at night.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: CathedralWHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Archiepiscopal palace.

Cathedral.

Archbishop's palace.

 

The Plaza de las Armas is surrounded by wonderful colonial buildings, all of which are beautifully restored.

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Independence StreetWHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Hotel Libertador.

Independence Street at the Plaza de las Armas with Libertator hotel.

The famous Libertator Hotel.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Casa Ganoza Orbegoso.WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Casa de Haya de La Torre Museum

Casa Ganoza Orbegoso house with spectacular gallery.

Casa de Haya de la Torre Museum.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Casa Muñoz y Canete.TRUJILLO PERU TOURIST ATTRACTION: Town Hall.

Casa Muñoz y Canete House.

Trujillo City Hall.

 

As many as 10 colonial churches are located in old town Trujillo.

TRUJILLO PERU TOURIST ATTRACTION: Belén ChurchTRUJILLO PERU TOURIST ATTRACTION: La Merced Church.

The Belén Church and monastery.

The La Merced Church is one of the older colonial churches.

 

Of course the real jewels fo Trujillo are the beautifully restored UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES "Chan Chan" and the "huacas de la Luna and del Sol". Chan Chan is at par with Machu Picchu but it is much larger.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: CHAN CHAN, PERU FACTS: World Heritage site.WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: CHAN CHAN, PERU FACTS: Inner wall.

The Chan Chan monument is at par with Machu Picchu but totally different as it is an adobe city.

The reliefs of the walls are beautifully restored.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: HUACA DE LA LUNA MURALS: Upper temple wall.WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: HUACA DE LA LUNA MURALS: Main relief wall.

Large parts of the Huaca de la Luna are protected with roofs from the rains which will undermine the ruins during Niño years.

The colored reliefs of the Huaca de la Luna.

 

Compared to the previous huacas, or pyramids, are the Huaca del Dragon and the Huaca Esmeralda, both of which within the city of Trujillo. While much smaller in dimension, they have some of the finest adobe reliefs of South America.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Huaca del Dragon.WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Huaca Esmeralda

Huaca del Dragon with some of the finest reliefs in South America.

Huaca Esmeralda.

 

Huanchaco Beach at a short distance of Trujillo is one of Peru's most famous beaches, being popular for surfing. It is also well known for its totora reed fishing rafts, that can now also be rented by beach visitors. There is a vivid nightlife along the boulevar.

 

WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Huanchaco beach sunset.WHAT R TOP 10 TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS [2020]?: Playa Huanchaco reed boats.

Huanchaco beach at sunset.

Caballitos, or seahorses are little rafts made out of totora reed for fishing.

 

In order to enjoy the cultural highlights of Trujillo, you will need at least 2 days, and if you want to enjoy the beach, another day would be recommendable.

 

TRUJILLO, PERU, TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS

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