Things to Do in Trujillo

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad

The Peruvian city of Trujillo was founded by Diego de Almagro at the end of 1534 with the name of “Trujillo de Nueva Castilla”; However, its creation was made official on March 5, 1535 with the installation of its first council by the Marquis Francisco Pizarro under the name “Villa de Trujillo” in honor of his native Trujillo in Extremadura, Spain. In this blog article, we present you 5 incredible things to do in the department of Trujillo/La libertad.


How to get to Trujillo/La Libertad ?

There are two ways to get to the city of the eternal spring:

  1. By plane, from Lima the trip lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  2. By land, from Lima the trip lasts approximately 9 hours.
  3. In a car, from Quito the trip takes about 21.5 hours.
  4. In a car, from Guayaquil the trip lasts around 19.5 hours.


Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Where to sleep in Trujillo/La Libertad ?

In Trujillo/La Libertad you will find from really cheap hostels to much more comfortable hotels from 1 to 5 star. Most of the accommodations are located around or close its main square.

One of the most important things, if not the most important of the trips, is the lodging. Normally this represents 50% or more of your expense and can make your stay unforgettable, in a good or bad way.

To book a hotel always keep the following in mind:

  • Location.
  • Access to public transport.
  • Cleaning.
  • Breakfast.
  • Free WIFI.
  • Room size.
  • Treatment of staff.
  • Quality of service.
  • Read reviews from other travelers.


Things to do in Trujillo/La Libertad ?

Trujillo is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Peru, its climate is dry and spring all year round. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this city full of architectural beauty, folklore and nature beauty.

If you would like to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu; click on the following link: Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by train.


Visit historical monuments

The city of Trujillo has a lot of architectural wealth from the colonial and viceroyal times; Due to that, visiting its historic center and its surrounding streets is very enriching. Among its most prominent monuments are: Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, Cathedral of Trujillo, the churches of San Agustín, Santo Domingo and San Francisco, the Toy Museum, el recreo square, among many others.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Campiñas de Moche

Populated by heirs of a great cultural wealth, in addition to its fields, typical food restaurants, playgrounds; It has great ceremonial monuments, such as the Huaca del Sol y de la Luna.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Chan Chan Archaeological Complex

It is one of the most important pre-Inca archaeological sites in Peru and is considered the largest mud city in the American continent. Chan Chan was the main administrative, political, economic and religious center of the Chimu kingdom. This mud citadel is made up of streets, walls and pyramidal temples.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Huaca Arco Iris or Huaca El Dragon

With an impressive height of 10 meters, it is one of the oldest huacas in the Moche Valley and was built by the Wari civilization. Its walls are decorated with reliefs representing the rainbow. It is also given the name of Dragon; due to a zoomorphic figure of a two-headed being with countless legs.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


El Brujo archaeological complex

The discovery of the tomb of a woman known as the Lady of Cao stands out. A ruler who would likely have leadership roles in religious and political terms in the Chicama Valley; This is testified by the rich grave goods found in her grave. El Brujo archaeological complex consists of two large buildings from the Moche period (Huaca Cao Viejo and Huaca Cortada) and a 14,000-year-old pre-ceramic mount (Huaca Prieta).

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Huanchaco Beach

It is the most important and beautiful spa in the city of Trujillo. It is the favorite beach for surfers and where the typical and famous caballitos de totora also ride the waves.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Pacasmayo Beach

In addition to its beautiful Viceroy architecture, it offers quiet beaches and a tasty typical gastronomy. Famous for its extensive dock built in 1870 and its old houses.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


Puerto Malabrigo Beach

Known for the longest left wave in the world, it is the queen of long waves, given the right conditions. Here you can surf up to 2 km of wave; this is a common setting for world records of distance traveled, time and maneuvers in the same wave.

Top 8 Things to Do in Trujillo/La Libertad


What are the top attractions to visit in Trujillo/La Libertad ?

  1. Chan Chan Archaeological Complex
  2. El Brujo archaeological complex
  3. Huanchaco Beach

What are the most popular things to do in Trujillo/La Libertad with kids?

  1. Campiñas de Moche
  2. Huanchaco Beach
  3. Chan Chan Archaeological Complex

If you would like to get to Machu Picchu hiking; click on the following link: Machu Picchu Treks.


5 typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo/La Libertad


typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo
El Shambar


typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo
Frito Trujillano


typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo
Sudado de Pescado a la Norteña


typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo
Pepian de Pavita


typical and exotic dishes from Trujillo
Sopa Teóloga or Theological Soup




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