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Things to do in La Libertad

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The top 101 attractions in La Libertad

Ruins in Trujillo
Chan Chan
Chan Chan (the name means Sun Sun), and I´m not surprised, because the day I visited there was an excruciating heat. It is the biggest adobe in Latin America and the second in the world, constructed by the Chimu 5km from Trujillo. It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1986 and the city is formed by 9 walled cities or small towns. The whole kingdom was the capital of the Chimu culture Chimor and is an amazing place to visit .
Beaches in Trujillo
Huanchaco Beach
This is the making of a sunset on the beach at Huanchaco, in that moment a fisherman was getting out of his boat after a day of fishing, this boat is called "Caballito de totora" and was used since pre-Inca days by the residents of the Mochica - Chimu on the northern coast of Peru.
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Plaza de Armas
The Plaza de Armas is a bit different from traditional squares due to the beautiful cathedral in the corner. With its warm yellow color, you can't miss it. There are several other colonial buildings of different colors featuring charming wooden balconies. In the center of the square is a monument to Liberty, surrounded by pools.
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Trujillo Cathedral
Trujillo Cathedral, on the side of the Plaza Bolivar, is an example of colonial architecture, constructed in 1630. The altars are Baroque and Rococo, and it retains the Quadi belonging to the Quito and Cuzco school of painting.
Beaches in Pacasmayo
Pacasmayo Beach
This beach had one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. We waited with a group of friends all afternoon just to see the sunset on the beach and it was really worth it. I hope to do it again next year.
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Old Town Trujillo
Founded in the year 1534 by Miguel de Estete and fortified to defend against assaults, it was and is the political and economic heart of the rea of La Libertad. It was the provisional capital of Peru during the independence war and there are dozens of buildings and places of historical value, for example the Plaza Mayor, the Freedom Monument, the Cathedral in the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas, the Church of the Society of Jesus in the year 1640, and the Church of Santo Domingo, along with other places, churches and squares.
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Huaca Esmeralda
Huaca The Emerald is in the village of Mansiche, just 3 km from Trujillo. It's an archaeological site associated with the Chimu culture and linked to Chan Chan. It's a huge rectangular building (65m long x 41 m wide) with two platforms and central ramps. Geometrical figures and animals decorate the adobe walls.
Of Touristic Interest in Trujillo
El Mirador
The viewpoint resort is a place to spend with family. You must choose the day you would like to visit, and it is advisable to go in weekends or to start on a Monday because it is much quieter. The road to Simbal is full of greenery, the project Chavimochic, we passed a sugar cane factory. At the tourist complex we had to pay 10 SOLES. With our ticket we could enjoy the food , overlooking the pool and I recommend going in the morning because if not the dishes will sell out. If you want to bring money you can buy ice cream, soda, etc. We also had the famous PICARONES!! They are very good. It is said to have two gaming environments where kids could ride horses, and also a small train ride for the children. It has a wide field and courts for volleyball and football., Parking. A very attractive black man sang. Also there was a mini zoo ... Where one could find peacocks, and a lamb was born recently, among other animals. We found lots of plants.
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Chan Chan Site Museum
It is located in Chan Chan, Huanchaco on the road. The museum has original artifacts discovered in the excavations of Chan Chan, such as idols of wood, ceramic, metal and debris (bricks, ropes, beams). There are also rooms devoted to agriculture Chimú, with irrigation techniques and products that are grown in the Moche valley.
Churches in Trujillo
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Surfing in Trujillo
Surf in Chicama
LOCATION: North of Peru, on the La Libertad Coast, at km 614 of the Panamerican Highway. It is almost 2km long, with a mix of sand and rocks. The wind blows constantly, creating huge waves, and from north to south there's always a strong current of air. The waves are between 0.5 and 2 metres, depending on the wind. To enjoy the best surf, come between March and October, although there are waves all year round. You'll need a 5'8 "to 6'7" surfboard. The water is cold all year, so it's advisable to use a full wetsuit. You'll need to wear boots, too, as there are sharp rocks. There are hotel services with transport, offering prices between 40 and 90 dollars a day.
Of Cultural Interest in Pataz
Guayán Hill
Guiana is a beautiful hill located in the district of huayo, Pataz Province. It's one of the highest in Pataz .. around this hill many interesting legends emerge. At the top of this beautiful hill we can see the remains of stone buildings, as well as huge stones of different shapes ... an unforgettable experience ... to reach the above-named hill, you have to walk from Huayo, approximately four hours, but ...once you get there, the experience is unforgettable and rewarding ... unsurpassable. .....
Of Cultural Interest in Pataz
Huayo - Annexes
huayo has very cute annexes complementing the landscape district. The climate is varied so around here you can find all kinds of fruit and vegetables... the annexes of the lowlands cultivate fruit trees, cassava, sweet potatoes, vegetables, while annexes that are in cold areas are dedicated to growing such things as maíz, wheat, potatoes and ullocos, a root vegetable similar to the potato.
Squares in Trujillo
Historical Monuments in Trujillo
Of Cultural Interest in Pataz
Pias - Pataz
Pias - Pataz is a very attractive tourist spot and in the Pataz province,and is located in the district of Pias. It has wonderful views of the sunrise and sunset. Many fruits are grown in this area including banana, lime, mango and various others.
Churches in Trujillo