Trujillo Journals

City of Eternal Spring

An October 1993 trip to Trujillo by lisac

Quote: Trujillo is a truly colonial city on the northern coast of Peru, and known as the City of Eternal Spring. It is not often visited and thus off the beaten track, as are many locations around it.

City of Eternal Spring

Overview

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I lived for two years in Trujillo, and never tire of returning to visit. The people are warm and friendly, open and inviting. Be sure to see the well-known Huanchaco Beach and Chan Chan ruins, but don't forget Las Delicias Beach and Huacos de la Sol y la Luna ruins.

Quick Tips:

The weather is fine all year round, but summer months (January to March) are generally slightly warmer and there is more activity at the beaches.

Best Way To Get Around:

Public transportation in the city and to the ruins is reliable and cheap. Taxis are safe and generally inexpensive, but be sure to establish a price before getting in.

El Erizo

Restaurant

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El Erizo is a quaint, seaside restaurant that faces both the main street in Huanchaco and the beach. There are tables on a small patio out back, and you are generally free to move a table out onto the sand if you wish to be in the sun. This is a family owned and run restaurant, serving typical seafood dishes from the coast of Peru. Ceviche is the most well-known dish: fresh fish marinated in lime juice and garlic, served on finely chopped onions over a bed of lettuce, with yucca, sweet potato and corn on the cob on the side. They also serve a seafood soup called "Parihuela", full of delicacies from the sea. Lunch is the best time to go, while the sun is still warm and there is activit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2001

El Erizo
Main Street
Trujillo, Peru

Quote:
Every year in September, the Festival de Primavera or Spring Festival is held for approximately one week. The festivities kick off with traditional Marinera dances being held at a downtown private club (you can get in by paying an entrance fee). On the central day of the celebration, floats proceed around the ring road that circles the city center, music and bands in accompaniment. The parade lasts most of a morning.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 1, 2001

Festival de la Primavera
City center
Trujillo, Peru

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Las Huacas del Sol y la Luna are two enormous pyramid structures that were built by the Chimu people. One is virtually untouched and undiscovered, except for what looters have taken.

The other is being excavated by archaeologists and they have found a series of colorful, original paintings which can be viewed.

Public transportation will take you there or a taxi can be hired to take you, wait and return you. There are some occasional cases of robberies occurring here, so be sure to go in daylight and with friends, if possible.

From the top of the huaca you can see the valley stretch out below you, the ocean bordering the desert sands.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2001

Huaca del Sol y la Luna
near Las Delicias Beach
Trujillo, Peru

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lisac

lisac
Vancouver, British Columbia

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