Trujillo, a modern city full of history, is the capital of the department of La Libertad, which was founded by Diego de Almagro at the end of 1534. When you visit this city, you’ll be enchanted by the climate, beaches, food and beautiful architecture. It was the first city in Peru to gain independence from Spain. Is also known as the "Capital of the Marinera", a traditional dance in Peru.
Trujillo is a land with a temperate climate, its temperature is moderate, varying between 14 ° and 30 ° C. Trujillo is known nationally as the " City of Everlasting Spring, because temperatures remain fairly moderate throughout the year
Hotels in Trujillo
Trujillo has hotels for all types of budget, you can go alone, as a couple or with your family and you will find the right place to stay.
Restaurantes & Bars in Trujillo
The gastronomy in Trujillo has an ancient tradition and very tasty food. Most of its food is prepared based on fish, shellfish, seaweed, birds, livestock or products of the earth. Visiting any of these restaurants you will be able to try their variety of ceviches, their famous shambar soup and another delicious dishes.
The most tourist places in Trujillo
● Ruinas de Chan Chan: Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimu kingdom before the Incas. It is located a few minutes north of the city, exactly in the Moche valley. Declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO since 1986, Chan Chan is the largest city in the world built of adobe (a mixture of straw, clay and water, dried in the sun). This archaeological site is located 5 kilometers northwest of the city of Trujillo, exactly in the Moche valley. Its enormous walls are profusely decorated with reliefs of geometric figures, zoomorphic stylizations and mythological creatures. The large archaeological site is complemented by a museum.
● Huacas del Sol y de la Luna: The Temples of the Sun and the Moon were constructed from millions handmade adobe bricks, by the Moche people. Its construction was carried out for several hundred years. Successive generations added new platforms on top of the existing structures, such that each one grew higher and higher.
● Plaza de Armas: Is the historic heart of Trujillo. It was here in 1820 that the Marqués de Torre Tagle proclaimed Trujillo’s independence from the Spanish. In the streets that form the main square are located the buildings of Municipality Palace, the Cathedral, the offices of the "Universidad Nacional de Trujillo" (f. in 1824), and another structures like the house of the families Urquiaga and Bracamonte, and the Hotel El Libertador.
● Monasterio El Carmen: Considered the most important in the city, possesses a beautiful collection of paintings. In 1759 was destroyed by an earthquake, but survived the biggest altarpiece and the paintings. Their main altar is a masterwork with a beautiful golden altarpiece.
● El Paseo de las Musas: Huanchaco is a popular vacation beach town in the city of Trujillo, Peru. Here you can appreciate the famous Caballitos de Totora (little reed horses), traditional reed ocean-going fishing boats. At the moment some fishermen use to maintain the old tradition of the Mochicas. Huanchaco’s strong waves make it one of Peru’s most loved surfing destinations.
Important dates in Trujillo
● April 24: Patronal feast of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo de Tayabamba in Pataz.
● From May 05 to May 15: Patronal Festival in honor of San Isidro Labrador - Moche.July 13: Fiesta de Santiago de Chuco.
● July 28: Civic-military activities are carried out; parade throughout the national territory, also regional and local fairs are popular. During these dates it’s very common to observe the circus installed in different regions of Peru.
● September 20: International Spring Festival, election and coronation of queens, exhibition of handicrafts and agricultural products, presentation of national and international artists, as well as competitions of paso horses, rooster fights, etc.
How to move around Trujillo?
To get around the city of Trujillo, you can use the public transport or by car:
● Public bus: It is the cheapest means of transport; the ticket is generally S/.1.50.
● Taxi: If the routes are short, you can find services up to S/.5.00.
● Car rental: In Trujillo is usual rent a car for one day or more.
How to reach Trujillo?
Trujillo by bus: The distance is 559 km and the journey takes an average of 08 hours.
Gastronomy in Trujillo
The dishes you have to try in Trujillo are:
- Sopa Teóloga
- Frito Trujillano
- Cebiche –Trujillano
Things to buy in Trujillo
Here is a list of souvenirs you can buy in Trujillo:
- Fashion carved objects
- Silver filigree products
- Otuzco wool ponchos.
In addition to them, this city is well known for its leather shoes.
Trujillo is located on the north coast of Peru. Limits to the north with Lambayeque; to the south with Ancash and Huánuco; to the east, with San Martín and Cajamarca; to the west with the Mar de Grau. Trujillo districts are: Trujillo, El Porvenir, Florencia de Mora, Huanchaco, La Esperanza, Laredo, Moche, Poroto, Salaverry, Simbal and Víctor Larco Herrera.
Lima and Trujillo Terminals
● Terminal Plaza Norte
● La Victoria Terminal (Av. Paseo de la República)
● Javier Prado Este Terminal
● Terminal Terrestre Santa Cruz
● Terminal Terrestre de Trujillo
Bus operators of the route Lima to Trujillo
● América Express
● Cruz del Sur
● Movil Bus
● Royal Palace’s
● Transportes Vía
● Turismo Cautivo
● Turismo Días
● Turismo Sol Peruano
Trujillo is a beautiful city with colonial architecture, bright colours, and pleasant temperatures. Here you can strolle around the Plaza de Armas, view the remnants of the 17th century city walls, and visit the archeological sites and museums.