What to see in Trujillo (Peru)?

We go to one of the countries in South America with the most beautiful places to discover. Peru treasures wonderful landscapes and cities where you can live unique moments on your next trip. Today I want to focus on the city of Trujillo , the third largest in the country and where it is possible to enjoy fascinating places and spaces. Do you want to know which ones? We tell you some of the most important ones below.

Trujillo Main Square

It is located in the center of the city and in it we see the Monument of Freedom, a marble sculpture by Edmundo Muller.

The Huacas of the Sun and the Moon

It is an archaeological complex located about five kilometers south of Trujillo. This place was the capital of the Moche culture from the 1st century BC. Until the IX century. There are several theories about the constructions that were there at that time, although the most widespread and entrenched is that one building was dedicated to politics, another to religion and at its feet stood a middle or upper class city.


Trujillo Cathedral

It was built between 1647 and 1666 and is in the Baroque style. In 1967 it was included in the category of "Minor Basilica" by Pope John Paul II. In 1970 it suffered the effects of an earthquake, which toppled the bell tower and the dome and whose fall also caused the destruction of the main altarpiece. Its structure was rehabilitated two decades later. Inside you can find rococo altarpieces and another baroque one in white with gold. The main altarpiece stands out, which is not supported by any of the walls. In the cathedral there is also the Cathedral Museum.

Iturregui Palace

It was built in the 19th century as a manifestation of neoclassical civil architecture . In it, the Italian marble statues, the bars of its windows and the columns stand out. It is a replica of a Florentine Renaissance Palace.