Trujillo, Peru, is ranked as the country’s second largest city. It is in the province of Trujillo, and is the capital of the department of La Libertad. Trujillo was founded in 1534 on the orders of the Spanish conquistador Franciso Pizarro, who named it after his hometown in Spain. Trujillo’s climate has earned it the title of Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera (the City of Eternal Spring). There are excellent beaches and good surfing nearby. But for most of the tourists who come to budget hotels in Trujillo, the main attraction is the city’s rich history.
Trujillo is famous for the pre-Inca ruins which surround it. From your discount hotel in Trujillo you can go out to see the Moche Pyramids of Huaca del Sol and de Luna, Chan Chan, and El Brujo. Within the city there are more sites than you can see in just one day. Basilica Menor, the 17th century Cathedral, has Baroque sculptures and a Museum with beautiful examples of 19th century religious art. The Playa Mayor is said to be the largest main square in Peru. It is dominated by a giant bronze and marble monument to the heroes of the Wars of Independence. Casa Urquiaga is a magnificently restored mansion from the Colonial period. Casa de la Emancipacion is one of the most important historic buildings in the city. It was here in 1820 that Peru’s revolution against Spanish rule was launched.