Casa Ganoza Chopitea
Full-day guided tours to all the major archaeological sites.
Iglesia de Santa Clara
Rather plain white church.
This bright yellow 19th-century mansion is unmistakable and impossible to ignore unless you’re color blind. Built in neoclassical style,...
This cool colonial bar has an outside patio and live music on weekends. The airy feel is a nice break from the cachophonous discos...
Expect excellent espresso, house-made desserts and tasty pizzas and sandwiches, often sourced organically, at this spacious, atmospheric...
Independencia 630 · interesting places nearby
Casa Ganoza Chopitea information
Northeast of the cathedral, this c 1735 mansion, also known as Casa de los Léones, is considered to be the best preserved mansion of the colonial period in Trujillo. The details are stunning, from the elaborate gateway at the entrance to 300-year-old frescos, Oregon pine pillars and rustic ceilings inside, some tied together with sheepskin.
Take note of the ‘JHS’ insignia above the entrance between the male and female lions (from which one of the building’s names derives). It stands for ‘Jesus,’ ‘Hombre’ (Man), ‘Salvador’ (Savior) and stems from the building’s time as a convent (as does the lazy Susan by the bathrooms). Best of all, perhaps, is that it now houses the wonderful Casona Deza cafe .