The best time to visit Trujillo is from June to September, since the temperature decreases and you can enjoy a nicer environment.
-The weather in Trujillo is moderate and nice with sun most of the year (minimum temperature 57 °F or 14 °C and maximum 86 °F or 30 °C).-Trujillo is located 34 meters above the sea level, so you can go without worrying about the acclimatization to the altitude.-The climate in Trujillo is desert, with nearly no precipitations.
Location: 385, Jr. Pizarro
At this nightclub you can have some drinks with your friends or go for having fun, since it has dancing floors and a bar. It’s very frequented by the young people of Trujillo.
Location: 665, Jr. Zepita
There is a bohemian atmosphere here for the people who like drinking with good music, ideal to wake up the senses before starting the night adventure with the powerful drinks.
Location: 588, Hortencias street
It’s a celtic tradition tavern, with a relaxing and alternative atmosphere from the Trujillo city where you will enjoy a magic and mystical moment.
Location: 660, Pizarro
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Price: 3-8 soles
Tasty vegetarian fare, with yummy dishes that will make you forget the meat flavour.
Location: 303, Jr. Orbegoso
Hours: 24 hours a day
Price: an average of 35 soles
It’s a restaurant of creole, peruvian and south America food.There is a larga variety of dishes and prices.
Location: 462, Bolivar street
Price: an average of 30 soles
Traditional dishes from Trujillo and peruvian plates of unmistakable flavour. The lomo saltado is one of the favourites for the dinners. It’s a plate of rice with pieces of steak and chips.
Location: 725, Pizarro
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Price: 10-25 soles
Italian restaurant with delicious pizza and pasta, as well as tasty desserts. We recommend you try the tres leches and the tiramisu.
Location: 2219, America Sur
Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Price: 15-30 soles
The grill restaurant wher the meat will never lack on your table. Just take a grill!!
Location: Downtown Trujillo
The main square of Trujillo is the place where the city was founded. There you can find beautiful architectural details on the center of the Monument to Freedom, an amazing sculptural group that symbolizes the freedom and the values of the city. On the important dates, this place is the center of celebration, as the passacaglia of the international Festival of Marinera (a Peruvian dance), the Corpus Christi or the raising of the flag that commemorates the Trujillo’s independence.
Location: 682, Junín street, Casa Risco
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Price: 5 soles
At the museum you will discover the history of the region from 10000 B.C. till the Spanish arrival in 1532.
Location: 705 Jr. Independencia
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In this museum you will learn about the toys evolution from the pre-Hispanic period to the 50s decade, on the 20th century. The collection has toys from all over the world.
Location: 553, Orbegoso, Trujillo center
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Price: Free entrance
In this magnificent 18th century building, where the body of the marshal Orbegoso rests in a crypt, you'll see an art collection and beautiful furniture from the time.
Location: 8 mi (13 km) to the north-east of the city
The beach of Huanchaco is the favourite of the surf lovers, since the waters and nice weather are perfect for this practice. You can also see in this beach the mythical large reed rocking horses, ships of pre-Columbian origin, used by the handicrafts fishermen until the current days.
Location: 3 mi (5 km) from the city, in the Moche valley
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: 11 soles
The citadel was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO and it’s the biggest american city built of adobe, with an extension of more than 12 mi (20 km2). The walls sculpted with enigmatic zoomorph shapes harbor a ghost city, which is believed had streets, pyramidal temples and work centers.
Location: at 5 mi (8 km) to the south of the city
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: 25 soles in a tour (which includes transportation and touristic guide)
Besides of having the name of both huacas, the archaeological site that allows visit is the Huaca de la Luna, since the Huaca del Sol hasn’t been explored yet. In this Huaca you will appreciate the architectectural and stylistic legacy of the Moche culture in each wall, where there are images that represent the mochica deities.
It’s a representative soup of Trujillo, made of vegetable soup, ham, vegetables and pork skin. It’s served with fried corn from the mountains.
Turkey hen or chicken soup eaten with bread, potato, milk and ingredients to your liking.
It’s a stew prepared with kid seasoned in vinegar or chicha de jora (made of violet maize), served with onion, chili pepper and manioc.
a plate prepared with black beans and sesame.
steamed fish prepared with boiled eggs and seasoned onion.
|International Spring Festival (El Festival Internacional de la Primavera)||(September)||In this festival you'll see parades, dance contests, step horse demonstrations, sports competitions and lots of cultural activities.|
|Marinera Festival||(January)||The capital of the marinera dance could not be unconnected to a very important cultural festival of the country. The festival is a dance competition, where two participants must show their elegance and abilities for the emblematic and typical dance of the city, the marinera. This competition pass on TV and is one of the most waited events of the Trujillo community, where you can also see passacaglia and shows with the traditional dancing horses step by step.|
|Anniversary of Trujillo’s Independence||(December 29th)||This day is holiday in the whole city, so nobody will miss the activities of the celebration day. This event commemorates every year the independence of the city, making dances, tasting typical dishes, masses and other cultural activities type.|