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TRUJILLO


Trujillo's county has as capital to Trujillo's city, which is a welcoming and colonial city. One of the economic and cultural centers of the north of Peru. Capital of the Seafaring one and earth of the Peruvian Horse in passing. It was headquarters of the culture Chimú (XII century to XV d.C.) and of their capital Chan Chan, the city of bigger adobe of prehispanic America.

It was founded in 1534, like one of the main cities of the viceroyalty. The historical center translates this importance in its buildings. The Cathedral, the monastery Carmen, the churches and the large houses conform an architectural group that summarizes the beauty and the harmony of the city.

TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS

Two of their tourist main attractiveness are the Square bigger than Trujillo and the Cathedral of Trujillo's City, additional to these tourist attractiveness Trujillo has the tourist following attractiveness

Cathedral Museum
Located inside Trujillo's cathedral.
It conserves objects linked to the liturgy, sizes and paintings of the colonial period, among those that highlight two canvases: San Pedro's" negation and Saint John the Baptist portrait. They characterize to this building their roof decoration with beams policromadas and the crypt adorned with the apostles' paintings murals.

Church Nativity
Intersection of the streets Raddles and Ayacucho.
Their construction began in 1680 and it concluded in 1708. It was lifted with adobe, brick and quincha. The cover of the facade is marked by two towers with pilasters of three angles. In the interior, the arches, the pilasters and the pillars respond to the tradition trujillana of the XVII century.

Plazuela the Recess
Jr. Pizarro, squares 9.
This old plazuela points out with its imposing cover the one in route to the mountain. It was restored in 1986 and there he/she is the old pileta that originally was in the biggest Square. There you can appreciate the box of water that it fed to the lots in the colonial time.

Monastery Carmen
Intersection of the street Columbus and street Bolívar. Tel: (044) 24-1823. Visits: L-S 9:00-13:00.
Built in 1759, it is one of the architectural best groups in the city. It is compound for a temple and a convent of two cloisters. The pinacoteca houses an important collection of approximately 150 canvases, in its majority of the XVII and XVIII centuries; they highlight canvases of the school quiteña and Flemish especially.

Church San Agustín
Jr. Bolívar 508. Visits: L-S 8:00-12:00 and 16:00-20:00.
It dates of the XVII century, the biggest altar is of bread of gold and the pulpit of Baroque style.

Church San Francisco
Intersection of Jr. Independence and of Jr. Martingale. Visits: L-D 8:00-12:00 and 16:00-20:00.
It dates of the XVIII century. Of Baroque style, it highlights the biggest altar, the altarpieces polícromos and the pulpit. In the decoration they stand out characters of the Sacred Writings and passages of the life of some saints. From their pulpit, San Francisco Solano predicted the earthquake that destroyed Trujillo in 1619. At the present time, the Theater Columbus works in what was the convent.

Church of Merced
Jr. Francisco Pizarro 550. Visits: L-D 8:00-12:00 and 16:00-20:00.
Built originally in 1536, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1619 and reconstructed in 1634. The architectural group, contrary to their similar ones in Trujillo's city, it was built in the central part of an apple and not in a corner like it is common in this type of monuments. Their main facade is of Baroque style and instead of towers steeple a couple of reed-maces presents. It has works of great value like the biggest altarpiece, (that originally it belonged to the church of the Company) and the lateral altarpieces with paintings of the XVII century.

Palacio Iturregui
Jr. Pizarro 668. Visits: L-S 11:00-18:00.
Built in the XIX century, it constitutes an example of the civil neoclassical architecture. They highlight the columns, the grills of the windows and the statues of Italian marble. At the moment it is the headquarters of the Central Club.

He/she marries of Mayorazgo of Facalá
Jr. Pizarro 314. Visits: L-V 9:15-12:30.
It possesses a main great patio and a very old well of water. From the exterior their balcony of corner of Mudejar style is appreciated. In this house a numismatic valuable collection is conserved.

Bracamonte Marries
Jr. Independence 441, Bigger Square. You visit restricted.
It represents two times, since it combines viceregal elements of the XVIII and republican century of the XIX one. The facade is characterized by a wooden great cover and the traditional windows with carefully worked iron grills. In the interior welcoming patios are appreciated.

Ganoza Marries Chopitea
Jr. Independence 630. Visits: L-V 9:15-12:30 and 18:30.
For many specialists it is the most representative in the architectural style of Trujillo's city. The cover, of Baroque style, is characterized by the use of several tones of colors, its fronton rococó and two lions (for what is also known as the "House of the Cover of the Lions"). They supplement the style of the house the murals manieristas, the windows empire and the balcony neobarroco.

He/she marries of the Marshal of Orbegoso
Jr. Orbegoso 553. Visits: L-D 9:30-20:00.
This large house conserves the traditional viceregal character, marked by the paved floors, the worked doors and the living rooms prepared in a high embankment. In their rooms important collections of furniture, platería, canvases and mirrors are exhibited. Also, they show up temporary exhibitions.

He/she Marries of the Emancipation or of Madalengoitia
Jr. Pizarro 610. Visits: L-S 9:15-12:30 and 16:00-18:30.
In this place the marquis of Tower Tagle prepared the declaration of independence of Trujillo in 1820. It was headquarters of the First Constituent Congress and later the house from which the president governed Riva Omen. It is also known as Trujillo's Civic Sanctuary and in her they are carried out exhibitions.

Calonge Marries or Urquiaga Marries
Jr. Pizarro 446. Visits: L-V 9:30-15:00; S-D: 10:00-13:30.
Headquarters of the Central Bank of Reservation. It is a house of style neoclassicist adapted as museum, where ornaments of gold of the culture Chimú is exhibited, the Liberator's desk Simón Bolívar and furniture belonging to the viceregal and republican times.

Archaeology Museum, Anthropology and History of Trujillo's National University
Jr. Junín 682. Tel: (044) 24-9322. Visits: L 9:00-14:45, Ma-V 9:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00, S and D 9:00-16:00.
Archaeological remains are exposed linked to the prehispanic different cultures that were developed in the Region The Freedom. The museum is in the house Cliff, famous for its patios decorated with murals. They highlight ceramic objects, goldwork, fabrics and art plumario.

Museum of the Toy
Jr. Independence N° 705. Tel: (044) 208181. Visits: L-S 10:00-18:00
It shows the transformation of the toy through the time, from the prehispanic time until the decade of 1950. You can appreciate toys of different parts of the world where he/she is reflected customs, fashions and sociocultural parameters.

Museum of Zoology
Jr. San Martin N° 368. Visits: L-V 8:00 - 19:00; S 8:00 - 13:00.
It presents diverse species of the fauna of the Region and of Peru, birds, fish, reptiles, insects and camélidos.

Archaeology Museum José Cassinelli
Av. Nicolás of Piérola N° 607. Visits: L-D 9:30-13:00 and 15:00-19:00.
It houses archaeological fine pieces of the culture Mochica, Chimú and Recuay.

Others of those but tourist important attractiveness are, the Citadel of Chan Chan, Huaca of the Sun and Huaca of the Moon, Huaca The Dragón or Arch Iris, Huaca Esmeralda and the Spa of Huanchaco.

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