Top Choice Museum in Lambayeque

Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán

Opened in November 2002, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán is the pride of northern Peru – as well it should be. With its burgundy pyramid construction rising gently out of the earth, it’s a world-class facilit…
Historic Building in Trujillo

Casa de Mayorazgo de Facala

The 1709 Casa de Mayorazgo de Facala mansion now houses Scotiabank, and is a great example of colonial architecture.
Historic Building in Trujillo

Casa de Urquiaga

Owned and maintained by Banco Central de la Reserva del Perú since 1972, this beautiful colonial mansion’s history dates to 1604, though the original house was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1619. Rebuilt…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de San Agustín

Iglesia de San Agustín has a finely gilded high altar and dates from 1558.
Museum in Trujillo

Museo Cassinelli

This private archaeological collection housed in the basement of a Repsol gas station (the one on the west side of the intersection, not the east side) is fascinating, with some 2000 ceramic pieces on display (curat…
Museum in Trujillo

Museo de Arqueología

This well-curated museum features a rundown of Peruvian history from 12,000 BC to the present day, with an emphasis on Moche, Chimu and Inca civilizations as well as the lesser-known Cupisnique and Salinar cultures.…
Museum in Trujillo

Museo de Zoología

This museum is mainly a taxidermic collection of Peruvian animals (many so artificially stuffed they look like nightmarish caricatures of their former selves).
Notable Building in Trujillo

Palacio Iturregui

This bright yellow 19th-century mansion is unmistakable and impossible to ignore unless you’re color blind. Built in neoclassical style, it has beautiful window gratings, 36 slender interior columns and gold molding…
Museum in Tumbes

Museo de Cabeza de Baca

About 5km south of Tumbes, off the Pan-American Hwy, is an overgrown archaeological site that was the home of the Tumpis people and, later, the site of the Inca fort visited by Pizarro. The story is told in this tin…
Archaeological Site in Casma


One of Peru’s granddaddy archaeological sites, Sechín is located 5km southeast of Casma and dates from about 1600 BC. It is among the more important and well-preserved ruins along this coast, though it has suffered …