Trujillo is located in the northwestern part of Peru, known as the City of Eternal Spring, is the capital of La Libertad Region, is the main city of northern Peru and heads the cultural and economic movement in this area the country.
The center of the city has beautiful buildings, a product of religious architecture, prevalent during the colonial era, such as the Cathedral, the Monastery "El Carmen" and many other churches, as well as splendid mansions dating from the same period and the dawn of the republic.
With beautiful and modern residential areas, a dynamic central business district, and flourishing industries; Trujillo is well known in Peru as the Marine National Capital, the city blends tradition and modernity.
In the town where he now runs the city of Trujillo developed as Cupisnique cultures, the Mochica and the Chimu. That is why there are numerous archaeological remains that attest to the development reaching these people. However, the main site of the urban area due to the Chimu culture and are the remains of the city of Chan Chan, which was its capital, and where it is estimated, live in their expansion season of 100,000 people, these are 4 kilometers from the center of the city of Trujillo, to the northwest of the current metropolitan area. However, despite these urban locations, we can not speak of the existence of Trujillo before the arrival of the Spaniards, the founding of new towns and the establishment of the Viceroyalty of Peru "
Plaza Mayor Trujillo has developed sites where cultures Mochica and Chimu. The historic center of Trujillo aims to be regarded as a World Heritage Site, thus making efforts to recover it. It also has several beaches, which are frequented by both local and foreign tourists. The most famous is that of Huanchaco, which is the more traditional spa and city tour. I should also mention the resort of Las Delicias, located in the district of Moche, which offers a wide gastronomic offer.
Trujillo is host each year the National Marinera, dance, typical of the city that takes place in January. This competition dance couples come from all over the country is so famous academies that have been formed to fight inch by inch every year to occupy the top positions in any of the categories. In the month of October is the International Spring Festival, whose main attraction is the traditional Corsican spring, with the parade of beauty queens from different parts of the continent and floats prepared by the different institutions of the city.
Attractions Historic Center
Avenida España, the first ring road of the city. Casa Calonge Built in a neoclassical style, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Simon Bolivar stayed here. You can see the desktop used by Bolivar, gold ornaments of the Chimu culture, and their furniture.
House of Empowerment
Emancipation of the house or Madalengoitia, is considered the holy city's civic, because from here the mayor of Trujillo, the Marquis de Torre Tagle, a first leading separatist movement in 1820 proclaimed the independence of Peru.
Emancipation of the house served as headquarters of the first constituent congress and house of government of President Jose de la Riva Aguero. The monument preserves a series of watercolors of the eighteenth century and is located at the corner formed by the streets and Pizarro Gamarra. He is an active center for cultural exhibitions ranging from plastic to recitals and concerts ...
For its architecture, the mansion is more representative of this city. The house is known for the cover of the Lions because their home is topped by a baroque pediment Rococo and two lions. Casa del Mariscal de Orbegoso The building was made between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of colonial style. The house belonged to President Luis Jose de Orbegoso and Moncada, hero of the independence of Peru. The house retains many personal Marshal, such as paintings, furniture, mirrors and silverware. Here exhibitions related to art.
Built between the years 1647 and 1666, their altars are Baroque and Rococo, which conserves the paintings belong to the Cuzco school of painting and Quito. The cathedral is the Cathedral Museum with works on religious virreynal times gold and silver.
Church of El Carmen
This temple is notable for the harmony of its architecture, was built in the eighteenth century. Are of various altars and the pulpit of wood. It has about 150 paintings, some of the Quito School of the XVII and XVIII. There is also a painting called "The Last Supper" Otto van Veen who was master of the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Notably, the painstaking work of carving covered with gold leaf. "
Iglesia de la Merced
This temple dates from the seventeenth century, whose design and construction of the Portuguese Alonso de las Nieves, has a mix of architectural styles in its facade. Interestingly, its rococo organ.
Iglesia de San Agustin
The temple was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with an altar in Baroque style. Emphasize especially the murals representing the apostles and the colonial pulpit of carved wood and gilded.
Iglesia de San Francisco
In the temple the aisles are interesting and the paintings of some characters of the Scriptures and saints. Its main altar is decorated with multicolored retablos and pulpit dating from the seventeenth century.
In her convent is the site of the National Traditional "San Juan" where he studied the poet Cesar Vallejo.
Plaza de Armas
The country's largest, is surrounded by the Cathedral, colonial and republican mansions harmonious. The central part is located the monument of freedom, which represents the process of independence. The statue was manufactured in France, the materials used are copper and marble, the sculptor was Edmund Moeller.
Attractions of the City
- Chan Chan
- Huaca del Dragon (or Rainbow)
- Huaca del Sol y de la Luna
Attractions Near City
- El Brujo
Huanchaco. At present, Huanchaco has become one of the most beautiful resorts of the Peruvian coast. The beauty of its beaches, and its formidable waves continue to attract tourists from around the world. Just ten minutes from the city of Trujillo, to the north, you come to Huanchaco. Our hotel is located at Km 13.5 of the highway to Huanchaco, a few 500 meters of the spa. We have a magnificent sea view, where you can fully enjoy all that our hotel and Huanchaco offered.
Huanchaco, traditional fishermen's cove, whose residents until now kept many of the customs of their ancestors Mochica, so much so that the tiny craft called "horses" totora remain the main working tool of the current huanchaquero fisherman.
Horse Totora Totora Huanchaco Embedded horses at rest in the sand enhiestas totora boats. For centuries this was the symbol, the demonstration, tangible evidence of respect for the people of the Peruvian coast by subtle threads that weave the ecological balance.
Bordering the beach, a far green line almost imperceptible. From there they continued by removing the material used for millennia to the development of the rustic craft. Are cattails, wetlands, balsares. In the ancient language of the area are called "wachakes", a word that can be translated as "eye water" and they say gives its name to this magical place: Huanchaco, one of the last redoubts of totora horses.
The representative element of this ancient tradition is the use of horse totora legacy fundamental Mochica and Chimu cultures that had been maintained over time and is a symbol of their identity, with a fathomless historical value.
Many swimmers who come to the beach water sports like surfing. Championships are held annually in this sport, in which participating surfers from around the country
Along the boardwalk of Huanchaco is a large number of restaurants offering dishes from the area based on the most varied seafood. At night, especially weekends, the waterfront comes alive in the bars and pubs frequented by tourists and foreigners. There are also annual events such as carnival huanchaquero.