The coastal city of Trujillo is the capital of the La Libertad region and the most important city in northern Peru. The unique buildings of the Chimu and Moche culture, the colonial buildings and the seaside resort of Huanchaco make the region the most popular tourist destination in Peru’s north. The “capital of eternal spring” is famous for the Marinera dance, a traditional Peruvian dance, and for breeding Peruvian Paso Horses. Famous sons of the city are the writers Cesar Vallejo and Victor Raul Haya de la Torre. Around Trujillo there are many interesting archaeological sites, such as the sun and moon pyramid, Chan Chan, which was once the largest city in America, and the Lord of Sipan Museum. Every year the city of Trujillo hosts different national and international festivals like the Marinera Festival, Trujillo Spring Festival and the Peruvian Paso Horse contest. Furthermore, Trujillo’s cuisine offers a varied variety of exquisite dishes.
Elevation: 34m (115 ft)
Population: 799 550 inhabitants
Climate: Warm and sunny all year round
Best Time to Visit: November – May
Trips with this destination
Treasure of the North, 5D/4N