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THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]

 

Things to do in Trujillo, Peru

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.

 

Tourist 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 tourist atractions Trujillo, Peru,  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 things to do in Trujillo, Peru, 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: cathedral at Plaza de las ArmasTHINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Cathedral at night.

Cathedral at Plaza de las Armas

Cathedral at night.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: CathedralTHINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Independence StreetTHINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Hotel Libertador.

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

The famous Libertator Hotel.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Casa Ganoza Orbegoso.THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Casa de Haya de La Torre Museum

Casa Ganoza Orbegoso house with spectacular gallery.

Casa de Haya de la Torre Museum.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: CHAN CHAN, PERU FACTS: World Heritage site.THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: HUACA DE LA LUNA MURALS: Upper temple wall.THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Huaca del Dragon.THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS [2020]: Huanchaco beach sunset.THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST 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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN TRUJILLO, PERU: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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