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Huacas del Sol y de la Luna

The Temples of the Sun and the Moon, attributed to the Moche period, are more than 700 years older than Chan Chan, yet parts of the complex are remarkably well preserved. Located on the south bank of the Río Moche, …
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Complejo Arqueológico la Huaca el Brujo

This archaeological complex right on the coast, about 60km from Trujillo, consists of the Huaca Prieta site, the Huaca El Brujo, which has only been minimally studied, and the magnificent excavated Moche site of Hua…
Museum in Around Trujillo

Museo Huacas de Moche

Houses many objects excavated from Huacas del Sol y de la Luna and has descriptions in Spanish and English.
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Chan Chan

Built around AD 1300 and covering 20 sq km, Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest adobe city in the world. Although it must have been a dazzling sight at one time, devastating E…
Museum in Around Trujillo

Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Moche

Not to be confused with the Museo Huacas de Moche at the Huaca de la Luna site, this museum on the main square in the town of Moche houses around 500 ceramic pieces from the Chavin, Chimú, Lambayeque and Moche cultu…
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Huaca Arco Iris

Also known locally as Huaca del Dragón, Huaca Arco Iris is in the suburb of La Esperanza, about 4km northwest of Trujillo. Dating from the 12th century, it is one of the better preserved of the Chimú temples – simpl…
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Huaca Esmeralda

Halfway between Trujillo and Chan Chan, this Chimú temple is south of the main road, four blocks behind the Mansiche Church. Huaca Esmeralda was buried by sand and discovered by a local landowner in 1923. He attempt…
Museum in Around Trujillo

Museo de Sitio Chan Chan

The Chan Chan site museum near the Palacio Nik An contains exhibits explaining Chan Chan and the Chimú culture. It is on the main road, about 500m before the Chan Chan turnoff. The museum has a few signs in Spanish …