Huanchaco Beach Resort (Trujillo)

HuanchacoVisiting Hours: Daytime and at night.

Location: 13 km north-west of Trujillo (15 minutes by car).

According to legend, Prince Tacaynamo and his entourage landed in Huanchaco 800 years ago, founding the first Chimú dynasty. “Caballitos de totora” (reed horses), traditional rafts used by fisherman on the north coast of Peru since the pre-Hispanic era, still navigate its waters. It is one of the most popular Peruvian beaches for surfing enthusiasts.

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La Libertad Attractions in the City
El Recreo Plazuela

El Recreo Plazuela

Visiting Hours: All day and night. Location: Jr. Pizarro, block 9. The imposing gateway of this ancient plazuela (small plaza) indicates the road to the mountains. Restored in 1986, the site contains the ancient fountain that was originally located...

Belén Church

Belén Church

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: Crossroads of Almagro and Ayacucho streets. Its construction began in 1680 and ended in 1708. It was built with adobe, brick and wattle and daub. The entrance is framed by two towers with triangular pilasters....

Cathedral Museum

Cathedral Museum

Visiting Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm/ Sat. 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. Location: Located in the side flank of Trujillo Cathedral. It holds items linked to religion, carvings and...

Trujillo Cathedral

Trujillo Cathedral

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: Plaza Mayor. Built in 1666, the site holds valuable works of art, particularly canvasses from the Cuzco school and altarpieces. A: Trujillo main square B: Trujillo cathedral

Trujillo Plaza Mayor (Main Square)

Trujillo Plaza Mayor (Main Square)

Visiting Hours: All day and night. Location: City centre. Martín de Astete established the plaza as the city centre under the orders of Diego de Almagro. The main part of the plaza contains the La Libertad (freedom) monument, a...

La Libertad Attractions Beyond the City
Huaca El Dragón (Dragon Temple) or Arco Iris (Rainbow Temple)- La Libertad

Huaca El Dragón (Dragon Temple) or Arco Iris (Rainbow Temple)- La Libertad

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 4.30 pm. Location : 4 km from Trujillo (10 minutes by car).   An adobe pyramid, which is of great importance because its construction is believed to have occurred at the start...

Huanchaco Beach Resort (Trujillo)

Huanchaco Beach Resort (Trujillo)

Visiting Hours: Daytime and at night. Location: 13 km north-west of Trujillo (15 minutes by car). According to legend, Prince Tacaynamo and his entourage landed in Huanchaco 800 years ago, founding the first Chimú dynasty. “Caballitos de totora” (reed...

Huacas de Moche (Moche Temples) Museum (Trujillo)

Huacas de Moche (Moche Temples) Museum (Trujillo)

Visiting Hours: Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. Location: 300 metres from the Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon). Inaugurated in June, 2010. Organized into three thematic halls, the structure makes reference to the building...

Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) (Trujillo)

Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) (Trujillo)

Visiting Hours: Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. Location: 8 km south of Trujillo (15 minutes by car). The Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) served as a political-administrative centre and the Huaca de la Luna...

Chan Chan Citadel (Trujillo)

Chan Chan Citadel (Trujillo)

Visiting Hours: Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 4.30 pm. Location: 5 km north-west of Trujillo, in Moche valley (10 minutes by car). The largest pre-Hispanic mud city in the Americas. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in...

La Libertad Festivals
Surfing Championship (Campeonato de Surf)-La Libertad

Surfing Championship (Campeonato de Surf)-La Libertad

  La Libertad Begins: 16-AprilEnds: 20-April It takes place in Malabrigo Beach (also known as Chicama), with surfers from all over the world taking part in this championship. This beach is famous worldwide for having the longest left-hand break in the...

Saint Festival (San Jose Festival)-La Libertad

Saint Festival (San Jose Festival)-La Libertad

La Libertad Begins: 01-FebruaryEnds: 31-March Evokes Spanish traditions. Typical Spanish food and drinks are served, residents dress up, and the streets and houses are decorated in the Spanish style. There are processions of Peruvian Paso horses,a Pamplona-style bull run, bars and...

Virgin of the Gate ( Virgen de la Puerta)-La Labertad

Virgin of the Gate ( Virgen de la Puerta)-La Labertad

La Libertad Begins: 12-DecemberEnds: 15-December Mamita de la Puerta (Our Mother of the Gate) is known as the saint of the sick and disabled. Her departure from the church is a touching show: she descends from high above the temple through...

Marinera Festival (La Libertad)

Marinera Festival (La Libertad)

La Libertad Begins: 01-JanuaryEnds: 31-January The Concurso Nacional de Marinera (National Marinera Competition), one of the most elegant partner dances in Peru, is held at Trujillo’s Gran Chimú Coliseum. Different categories and choreography styles are judged. Both dancers move while flapping...

Ceviche

Ceviche

Fish fillet cut into pieces cooked with lemon, onion and hot Limo chilies.

Shambar

Shambar

Wheat soup made with pig skin and smoked ham, beans and spring onions. Served with toasted corn (‘cancha’). Only available on Mondays.

Sopa teóloga (Theologian|s Soup)

Sopa teóloga (Theologian|s Soup)

Turkey and/or chicken soup with soaked bread, potatoes, milk and cheese.

Turkey pepián

Turkey pepián

Turkey stew with rice, ground sweetcorn, coriander and chilies.

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