It is a city of the Peruvian coast, famous for its archaeological sites such as the complex of Chan Chan, a large adobe city considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Huaca del Sol.
It is located in the Valley of Moche and Santa Catalina, crossed by the Moche river that flows into the Pacific Ocean. The city has a pleasant climate with low rainfall, with hot days and cool nights. The annual average temperature is 18° C, and has low rainfall throughout the year.
It is a city known for its cultural events, museums of zoology, archeology, history, religious art, among others. In Trujillo various festivals of Peruvian tradition are held, like the Marinera and the Concurso Regional de Caballo de Paso Peruano.
The city is renowned for its tradition of horse breeding, being considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation, besides the best saddle horse in the world because of its smooth ride. Here you can find the monument called the Mural de Caballos de Paso, which pays tribute to the riders of the area.
Trujillo has a historic center with colonial buildings, with attractive balconies and fenced windows with a lace style. There are also several religious buildings like the Cathedral of Trujillo, the Iglesia de la Merced, the church and monastery El Carmen, among others.
The area also has important archaeological heritage of the Moche and Chimu cultures in its apogee. Among them the most important are the Huaca del Sol and El Brujo Archaeological Complex, among others.
Besides this, it has important natural areas in the area of Huanchaco, such as wetlands or marshes, reed reserves; spas and the health resort of Moche, Las Delicias and Huanchaco.