Trujillo attractions

Notable Building in Trujillo

Casa Ganoza Chopitea

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 gate…
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…
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, Chimú and Inca civilizations as well as the lesser-known Cupisnique and Salinar cultures.…
Notable Building in Trujillo

Palacio Iturregui

This imposing gray early 19th-century mansion is impossible to ignore. Built in neoclassical style, it has beautiful window gratings, 36 slender interior columns and gold moldings on the ceilings. General Juan Manue…
Notable Building in Trujillo

Casa de la Emancipación

Now the Banco BBVA Continental, this building features a mishmash of colonial and Republican styles and is best known as the site where Trujillo’s independence from colonial rule was formally declared on December 29…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Iglesia de Santo Domingo is an interesting church near the Plaza de Armas. The original church, built in the 16th century, was one of the first constructed in the region, but was destroyed in the earthquake of 1619 …
Church in Trujillo

Basilica Menor Catedral

Known simply as ‘La Catedral,’ this bright, canary-yellow church fronting the plaza was begun in 1647, destroyed in 1759, and rebuilt soon afterward. The cathedral has a famous basilica, which is generally open to v…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia del Carmen

The Iglesia del Carmen and its charming monastery is home to an impressive Carmelite museum – the Pinacoteca El Carmen – but visiting is a real mission. You'll need to make an advance reservation and have a minimum …
Historic Building in Trujillo

Casona Orbegoso

Named after a former president of Peru, this beautiful 18th-century corner manor is home to a collection of well-worn art and period furnishings, but its stuck-in-time feel is being increasingly insured by its ongoi…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de la Compañía

The Iglesia de la Compañia and surrounding monastery were constructed by Jesuits in the 1630s and originally took up the entire block just off the Plaza de Armas. It was one of the few churches to escape unscathed f…