Destination guide: Trujillo, Peru
Trujillo is in northern Peru, in an area where you can still find the archaeological remains of the ancient cultures that used to live there. Trujillo has an exceptional climate which is pleasant all year round and which has earned it the nickname “the City of Eternal Spring".
Added to this is its exquisite cuisine and its fascinating places to visit and discover, such as the Huanchaco beach resort, Chicama Bay and the Sun and Moon Temples, as well as the adobe buildings in Chan-Chan. Fly with LAN and enjoy your trip to Trujillo.
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Trujillo - Things to do
Casa Ganoza Chopitea
Casa Ganoza Chopitea, also known as Casa de los Léones, is considered to be the best mansion of the colonial period in Trujillo. The tourist police are housed here. Good contemporary Peruvian art is sometimes shown here, as are some rather arcane pieces that you may never have a chance to see elsewhere. Hours vary.
Latitude: -8.1090690786136 / Longitude: -79.0269434452057
Sub-Type: Architectural, Cultural
Address: Independencia 630.
Built around AD 1300 and covering 28 sq km (17 sq mi), Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas, and the largest adobe city in the world. At the height of the Chimu Empire, it housed an estimated 60,000 inhabitants and contained a vast wealth of gold, silver and ceramics. The wealth remained undisturbed after the city was conquered by the Incas, but once the Spaniards hit the stage the looting began. Within a few decades, little but gold dust remained. Today, the most impressive aspect of the site is its sheer size. The Chimu capital consisted of nine major subcities, also called royal compounds. Each contained a royal burial mound filled with vast quantities of funerary offerings, including dozens of sacrificed young women and chambers full of ceramics, weavings and jewelry. The Tschudi complex, named after a Swiss naturalist, is the only section of Chan Chan that's partially restored. The Chan Chan ticket is also valid for the La Huaca Esmeralda and La Huaca Arco Iris sites.
Sub-Type: Archaeological Site.
Telephone Number: +51 4344 3802
Opening Hours: 09:00-16:30
Pricing: site museum free with Chan Chan ticket, guides US$6.00 full/concession US$3.30/US$1.70.
Address: Chan Chan.
Transportation Type: taxi.
Details: combis leave Trujillo every few minutes, passing the cnr of España and Ejército, and the cnr of España and Industrial.
The canary yellow 19th-century mansion Palacio Iturregui is unmistakable and impossible to ignore unless you’re color-blind. Built in neoclassical style, it has beautiful window gratings, slender interior columns and gold moldings on the ceilings. General Juan Manuel Iturregui lived here after he famously proclaimed independence.
Latitude: -8.1099188026842/ Longitude: -79.0259134769440
Opening Hours: 12:30-8:30pm Tue-Fri, 9:30am-8:30pm Sat & Sun.
Address: Pizarro 688.