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Trujillo

Colonial and Archaelogical

One of the most attractive and colorful colonial cities in the coast of Peru, where important pre-Columbian cultures such as Mochica and Chimu flourished. These cultures allow us to enjoy its beautiful colonial designs and its interesting archeological patrimony, being the most important "Chan Chan", the "Huacas del Sol y Luna" ("Sun and Moon Huacas") and the modern complex "El Brujo". Trujillo was founded by Diego de Almagro in 1534 and it was later confirmed in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. Excellent area for agriculture, where crops such as sugar cane and wheat were introduced, also estates and mansions were built, as well as a Jesuits school. At that time Trujillo gained an enormous prosperity. Due to its weather conditions, the "City of the Eternal Spring" is considered the third in the country, capital of the jaunty dance of "la marinera", thanks to its rich past and tradition. Trujillo also meets the future as one of the most prosperous zones at commerce and industry.
Chan Chan, the greatest mud city of the world, extends over an area of 18 km2. It was declared Cultural Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO. Today only one of its nine old palaces are visited. The Templo de la Luna (the Moon Temple) shows beautiful murals in high relief with mythological designs, the Templo del Sol (the Sun Temple) is the highest adobe temple of America, and the resort of Huanchaco, which still remains as the millenary tradition of craft fishing on the "caballitos de totora", being part of its rich patrimony.

Geography and location:
Capital of the department of La Libertad. Located at the coast, 561 km. north of Lima, 139 km north of Chimbote, and 336 k, north of Huaraz.
The entrance to this City of the Eternal Spring can be made by air (daily flights from Lima) and by land from Lima, Huaraz, Chiclayo and Piura. The tourist areas connecting to/from Trujillo are: Huaraz, Chiclayo, Piura, Tumbes and Cajamarca.



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