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.

Trujillo Highlights

  • Design Your Trip to TrujilloChan Chan Citadel: It was the capital of Chimú civilization some 540 years BC. It is considered the largest adobe city in the world and has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Chan Chan is located on the outskirts of Trujillo and reached its highest point in 1452 when it extended for 23 square miles.
  • The Archaeological El Brujo Complex: It’s the last archaeological discovery made in the region. It consists of a series of murals with multi-colored high relief figures, the figure of the Degollador (the beheaded) being outstanding.
  • Our Selected Itineraries for TrujilloDama de Cao Museum: It is a museum that holds one of the great archaeological discoveries of the last century. Decorated with glittering nose-rings, crowns and necklaces, wrapped in exquisite textiles, flanked by the weapons of power of the Mochica rulers, the Dama de Cao, also known as the Tattooed Lady, soon caught the attention of the whole world. It was found in 2006 in Huaca Cao, within the Archaeological Site of El Brujo.
  • Trujillo Historic Center: It possesses some of the most important historic buildings which attract many visitors such as: Casa del Mayorazgo built in the 16th century by the owners of the first sugar factory of Facalá. Casa Urquiaga and Casa of Emancipation, which served as headquarters of the First Constitutional Congress and government house of former President Jose de la Riva Agüero.