Main Square of Trujillo
On the orders of Diego de Almagro, Martin drew Astete this square as the center of the city. In the main part of the Plaza Mayor is looking at the Freedom Monument, a marble Baroque sculpture, the work of Edmund German Muller.
Catedral of Trujillo
Plaza Mayor (Main Square). (Cathedral Museum).
Open from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 21:00.
Built in 1666, preserves valuable works of art. Especially the Cuzco school paintings and sculptural.
Compañia de Jesús Church
Jr. Independencia con Jr. Almagro; built in 1640, houses paintings from the Jesuit Diego de la Puente
Santo Domingo Church
Bettween Jr Pizarro and Jr Bolognesi; twin towers only temple which preserves the portrait of the virgen del rosario
Intersection of Almagro and Ayacucho.
Its construction began in 1680 and ended in 1708. It was built of adobe, brick and thatch. The front of the facade is marked by two towers with pilasters of three angles. Inside, the arches, pilasters and pillars meet the seventeenth century Trujillo tradition.
Plazuela El Recreo
Jr: Pizarro, block 9.
It’s old square with its imposing front points the way to the mountains. It was restored in 1986 and there is the old pool was originally the Plaza Mayor. There you can see the water box that fed the sun during the colonial period.
El Carmen Monastery
Intersection of Columbus and Bolivar Street.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00.
Built in 1759, is one of the best architectural city. It comprises a church and convent of two cloisters.
The gallery houses an important collection of approximately 150 paintings, mostly of the seventeenth and eighteenth particularly noted paintings from the Quito school and Flamenco.
San Agustín Church
Jr: Bolívar 508. Open from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00 y and from 16.00 to 20:00hrs
XVII century. The altar is gold leaf and baroque style pulpit.
San Francisco Church
Intersection of Jr. Independence and the Jr. Gamarra. Open from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 hrs.
XVIII century. Baroque style, stands the high altar, the polychrome retablos and pulpit. In the decoration highlight characters of Scripture passages and the lives of some saints. Today, the Theatre Colñon works in what was once the convent.
La Merced Church
Jr. Francisco 550. Open from Monday to Sunday 8:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 hrs.
Built originally in 1536, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1619 and rebuilt in 1634. The architectural complex, unlike their counterparts in the city of Trujillo, was built in the middle of an apple and not in a corner as is common in this type of monument.
Its main facade is baroque and instead of bell towers has a pair of cattails. There are works of great value as the high altar (which originally belonged to the church of the Company), and side altars with paintings of the seventeenth century.
Jr.Pizarro 668. Open from Monday to Saturday from11:00 to 18:00
Built in the nineteenth century, is an example of neoclassical civic architecture. They emphasize columns, barred windows and statues of Italian marble. It now houses the Central Club.
Mariscal de Orbegoso House
Jr. Orbegoso 553. Open from Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 20:00 hrs.
This house retains the traditional colonial character, marked by stone floors, doors and rooms ready worked on a high embankment. Its rooms display important collections of furniture, silverware, paintings and mirrors. It also presents temporary exhibitions.
A 13 km northwest of Trujillo (15 minutes by car)
According to legend, 800 years ago landed in Huanchaco Tacaynamo Prince and his entourage founded the first dynasty Chimu.
In its waters still browse “totora horses” traditional rafts used by the fishermen of the north coast of Peru since pre-Columbian times. It is one of the favorite beaches on the coast of Peru for the lovers of surfing.