Trujillo is a city in northwestern Peru and the third largest economic, urban city after Lima and Arequipa. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in a valley of great cultural hegemony with Moche and Chimú cultures at its respective time. Called the City of Eternal Spring, it is the home of the Marinera, a typical northern coast Peruvian dance. Trujillo outstands for its fabulous colonial mansions, the picturesque fishing bay of Huanchaco and the spectacular Peruvian Paso Horses.
Since pre-Inca times there have existed great economic, social, cultural and religious developments in this zone resulting from the Mochica and Chimú civilizations.
Trujillo is known as the “Capital of the Culture in Peru”. It has sponsored numerous national and international cultural events and has a lively arts community. Current festivals include theNational Marinera Festival, The Truijllo Spring Festival and the International Book Festival, which is one of the most important cultural events in the country.