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  • 1 Chan Chan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    A dozen adobe fortresses, grouped quite close together and probably built by different sovereigns, all of which contain a palace, houses, water tanks, ceremonial areas and mortuary chambers. Such is the exceptional archaeological site of Chan Chan, c..

  • 2 Centre historique de Trujillo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A multitude of churches, palaces and casonas (colonial houses), such as Casa Ganoza Chopitea and its rococo portal and the elegant abode that is today home to the archaeological museum. The historic centre of Trujillo, most of whose edifices are arou..

  • 3 Plaza de Armas of Trujillo Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Plaza de Armas paints a beautiful picture by its scope, harmonious colours and the charming lines of its facades. Among the surrounding buildings, look out for the Casa Urquiaga, an immense Neoclassical colonial style where Simón Bolívar lived. T..

  • 4 Casa Ganoza Chopitea Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    630 Independencia (siège de la Policía de turismo)

    The Casa Ganoza Chopitea, located on Jr. Independencia, is recognisable by its rococo porch whose pediment is flanked by two lions. It was formerly entirely decorated with floral motifs, which a consummate restoration has partially restored. To the l..

  • 5 Archaeological Museum of Trujillo Interesting

    Museums and art

    682 Junín

    The Archaeological Museum, installed in 1995 in a handsome 17C house and run by the National university of Trujillo, features seven rooms offering a didactic and chronological picture of pre-Columbian cultures of northern Peru: collections of Cupisni..

  • 6 Huaca El Dragón Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    The experts cannot agree on whether the Huaca El Dragón or Huaca Arco Iris was the work of the Chimú (12-15C) or the Sicán (8-12C). Made up of an ancient temple, the site is above all famous for its thick adobe ramparts adorned with striking sculptur..

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