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Trujillo to Piura Bus
The route from Trujillo to Piura takes about 6 hours, going through the distance of 262 mi (422 km) on the highway. The transportation company Linea covers this route, with bus tickets from s/. 40 to s/. 50. The buses leave from the terminal of Av. América Sur, which surrounds the central area of Trujillo city, in the schedule from 1:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. In Piura the terminal destination is placed close to the Plaza de Armas. The climate in Piura is desert and has a changeable temperature that oscillates from 71 °F (22°C) to 100 °F (38 °C).
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Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro, under the name “Villa of Truxillo”. With the passing of time Trujillo would consolidate as one of the most important cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty, for being an administrative and commercial center, essential for the colonial system. During the independence period, Trujillo had a relevant role on Peru’s Independence, what gave the surname of “Ciudad Benemérita y Fidelísima a la Patria” (“Meritorious city and Faithful to the Homeland”). Besides that, it was the first city to break free from Spain. During the 19th century, and later that the Moche and Chicama valleys emerged as settlements of the sugar industry and the economy grew, new residents came to the city; mostly were european immigrants, what contributed to the development of a local esthetic, since the constructions took breathing from the neoclassical style.
Piura was one of the first cities to be founded by Spanish in Latin America, in this case by Francisco Pizarro in 1532. The name of Piura comes from the word “Pirhua” that in quechua means barn or supply storehouse. In times Piura was a storehouse base to quechua inhabitants. It’s also known as “the carob tree city”, due to its leafy vegetation in the summer rainy season. Numerous ethnic groups have lived in Piura throughout History; among those settlers, the tallanes, vicus and yungas stand out.