The city has an elegant architecture, religious buildings dating from the early years of the republic and yet still retains elements from the times of the Spanish colony.

On a walk through the city we should stop to admire the mansions: Casa del Mayorazgo de Facalá, Casa Ganoza Chopitea, Casa Bracamonte, Casa del Mariscal de Orbegoso among others, the main feature of all the houses are the large windows, decorated with wrought iron transom. Among the religious buildings are: the Cathedral (Baroque Style) from the late 17th century, Churches of Belén and Compañía de Jesús, El Carmen, San Francisco (founded by Pizarro) and La Merced.

Among the main attractions of this warm northern city, we can find the citadel of Chan Chan, the archaeological complex of El Brujo, the fishing cove of Huanchaco where artisan fishing is still done and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

Trujillo nearby tourist attractions
  • Chan Chan Archaeological Zone:
    The largest adobe city in Latin America and the second in the world, originally from the Chimu culture and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, is located 5 km from the city of Trujillo in the Moche Valley.
  • The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon:
    Located 5 km from Trujillo, were important buildings of the Mochica culture. The Pyramid of the Sun was used as a political and administrative center; meanwhile, the Pyramid of the Moon had a religious purpose, consists of six overlapping temples built in different Mochica periods.
  • El Brujo Archaeological Complex:
    Located 60 km from the city of Trujillo, is an archaeological site that offers a long historic sequence: the first inhabitants were men of Huaca Prieta around 4,000 years ago; then the Moches built three large temples, commonly called “huacas” noted for its beautiful murals.