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- Well worth the trip from Trujillo. It is about 65k and we paid a taxi to take us there for a reasonable price. Glad we did because there is not much public transport available and it is a long journey. The archeological site is very interesting, we had an audio guide downloaded into our phone available at the reception as we walked around. Some incredible friezes depicting scenes from Moche culture. The highlight was the tomb where the mummified Lady of Cao was found with various valuable artefacts. The mummy herself can be seen via a mirror in the adjacent museum together with incredible fine and intricate artefacts.Written May 1, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great museum lols of cool things to look at and see loads of history. It’s not the biggest but definitely one of the nicer ones in Trujillo definitely worth a look. If you need a good tour guide agency use Mundo travel. They are fair, good and honest.Written April 25, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent ruins. Neat to see the former center of the Chimu kingdom. We got a guide at the site who was excellent. Much of the adobe complex has been washed away (roofs). But the scale of the site is incredible. Nice to see preserved portions. Nearby huaca el dragon is currently closed. We paired this with trip to playa Huanchaco.Written June 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nice plaza. Fun people watching. Visit the tourism police on the south end of the square (under the green balcony). They will give you maps of nearby attractions and an explanation. Cathedral is nice as is the museum where reserve bank is. Both are free. Museum has restrooms and you can see bed Simon Bolívar slept in when he visited this former mansion (casona) and helped to plan the revolution for Peru’s independence right here in Trujillo.Written June 26, 2023
- We paid 7 soles for the entrance. It's really nice but not so many toys, only 4 rooms of exhibition.Written July 28, 2017
- Rebuilt in the 1770s during Spanish colonial rule, this cathedral is a beautiful landmark building in Trujillo. Inside the Baroque style altars struck me most. The painting work is from later ages and looks quite modern. The cathedral is still the lively center of Roman Catholic life in Trujillo.
Well worth a visit.Written March 4, 2020
- At this site already in the 1530s the Spanish or rather their subordinates built a house. The present structure dates from the 1850s and gives you a good idea of how the Spanish offspring lived during those days. The furniture has been well preserved. Also the spacious airy rooms show how affluent the Trujillo high class was in contrast to the dwellings of the poor. A pity these were not shown on for instance pictures or photos.
Free admission, but bring your passport for registration.Written March 7, 2020
- A nice example of colonial Peruvian architecture. Gives you a nice way to see how the aristocracy of the 17th and 18th century lived in Trujillo. The people were very friendly and proud to show us around.Written May 5, 2017
- This house originally belonged to a Spanish count in colonial times. Around 1841 it passed ownership to Juan Manuel Iturregui, a figure from Peru's fight for independence. In the mid 1800s it was considered to be one of the finest houses in all of South America. Today the house is home to the Club Central, an exclusive club for Trujillo's finest families. Most of the building is restricted to members (and their guests) but all visitors can wander in to the first courtyard and visit a room to one side which is used for special exhibits. If you want to see more of the inside, check out their Facebook page.
Ironically, next door is the Casa del Pueblo, a community center operated by the APRA group with services for the poor, cheap lunches, etc. It serves totally the opposite group of people. The central meeting room (open to the public) has a huge permanent exhibit of old photos.Written October 18, 2017
- Not easy to find in the relatively small town of Trujillo. Not much signage or directions, but it is worth the search! An amazing collection of early Peruvian artifacts. Very inexpensive, delightfully quiet. Few interpretive signs, but the art speaks for itself!Written July 2, 2019
- This archeological site is basically a large, high walled, square with ancient designs on the walls. However it is an interesting historical site which is worth a visit.Written April 8, 2019
- El lugar es hermoso y las personas que te atienden están super conectadas con el museo-jardín y se nota el esmero para cuidar las plantitas y que el visitante también se conecte. Facilitan tu propia experiencia. Hay mucho amor puesto en el museo-jardín. Para llegar, no hay que complicarse. Los taxis que llamas por teléfono tienen GPS y llegan sin problema.
It's a beautiful place (quiet, in the city but also away from it). The guides put a lot of love to maintain the place, and they facilitate your experience so that you connect with the plants. It's not complicated to get there--if you call a taxi, they will follow their vehicle's GPS and voilá!Written July 13, 2019
- I was in this museum several years ago, but enjoyed my visit this time too. I could not tell if there were significant additions or reductions. Lots of interesting stuff to see here and we’ll displayed by societies both before and after the Incas. I particularly enjoyed the Chimu and Nazca displays.Written June 16, 2022
- An old casona in old-town Trujillo. Managed by a bank foundation, the casona has a exhibitions and cultural events. It will take you half an hour to visit, and is completely worth it.Written January 4, 2020
- Sometimes hard to get into but went to a rosary so it was open. Part of a trilogy of churches built be different religious orders. Not as pretty as the cathedral but well worth a visit. Beautiful and different on the outside too.Written May 4, 2017
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