It is always important to get a little background information on wherever you are travelling; in this case we’ll include some information on the city of Trujillo.
Trujillo. in northwestern Peru. is the capital of the La Libertad Region. and the third largest city in Peru. The urban area has 811.979 inhabitants and is an economic hub in northern Peru. The city is located close to the Moche River. near its mouth on the Pacific Ocean.
While it may be conceived as a single city. Trujillo is the core or center of a major metropolitan area that consists of 9 municipalities in the province. of which 5 are completely metropolitan area. while the remaining 4 are partially. and in which resides a population over the 804 thousand inhabitants. constituting itself as the third most populous metropolitan area of Peru.
The foundation of the city is not defined accurately. it is known that he was Diego de Almagro founded on December 6. 1534 under the name "New Castile Trujillo. a territory populated by ancestral civilizations ancient. yet its foundation was made official by Francisco Pizarro on March 5. 1535. date on which settled its first chapter.
To Trujillo is known as the "City of Eternal Spring". "National Marinera Capital" and "Culture Capital of Peru". epithet won by the considerable amount of cultural events of national and international taking place in the city. among which. the "National Contest of Marinera". the "International Festival of Spring and the" International Book Fair. which is among one of the most important cultural events within the country.
At the metropolitan level. Trujillo has two archaeological sites. where houses are important pre-Columbian monuments such as Chan Chan. the largest mud city in the ancient world. declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986 also. the temples of the Sun and Moon. the largest adobe pyramid in Peru.
The metropolis has residential areas. a central business and industrial supply distribution to the various districts. Also. the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trujillo has its seat here.
Contact your Peru vacation package provider in order to visit this great city and many more places such as Cusco. Machu Picchu as well as many more.