Off The Beaten Path: EXPLORING TRUJILLO’S MAIN SQUARE

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Main square of Trujillo

     One of the things I love about Trujillo City is its weather, this always sunny city located in the north coast of PERU has the happiest climate on the coast, is warm almost all year round and has a beautiful blue sky almost 365 days, maybe that’s why Trujillanos are always happy so friendly.

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Having fun with the girls in Trujillo’s Main Square

The weather is one of the reasons Conquistadors chose this site to create a spanish town in 1534, giving the the historical centre of the city that air of colonial city, the spanish houses and the wooden moorish style balconies are a forever footprint of their presence in this part of the country.

Trujillo is just 8 hours away from Lima by bus, and 1 hour away by flight. It totally worth a visit! there are some many attractions nearby, mainly archaeological sites, but also you can visit the beach or get one of the best cuisines in the whole country.

Trujillo became the most important City in the north of Peru since the Colonial times, specially for the existence of a natural port HUANCHACO, making of this place naturally connected with the rest of the country by sea and on of the exit doors to Panama. Nowadays if a renown fishermen port and a famous beach for surfers

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Cathedral of Trujillo in the Main Square

This trip was something completely spontaneous , Marek and I were thinking on the places were we could go with the girls, and we wanted to be a road trip, and that the weather will be good for the girls (mid year in Peru’s coast os cold, as it is winter in this hemisphere), and if it had beach it will be perfect… so Trujillo was the most obvious destination. Let me tell you that the girls has a lovely time, we all loved the food and made about 2000 pictures of them, or maybe more… You have no idea how hard was for me to chose these few for this post!!

Trujillo’s Cathedral from the late XVII century is almost all day open, visit it! The decoration inside is amazing.

The main square has an interesting piece of decoration, a huge monument inaugurated in 1929 to honor the Liberty and the new independent times we were living in. The monument is divided in three parts: on top the liberty, the middle part has the sculptures of the ladies of art, science, commerce, and health, on the bottom another set of three sculptures, the oppression, the fight for the emancipation, and finally the liberation

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Near to the City Hall and the most important government buildings of the region, We found the the best restaurants of Trujillo!Try our favorite for some traditional food: El Mochika, Our recommendation is the Shambar soup (only available on Mondays) or other traditional local dishes such as rice with duck, yumm.

our lovely table in our favorite restaurant: EL Mochika

This is the list of delicious things we ate there: 1. Chicken tamal, 2. Causa, 3. Aji de gallina, 4. Rice with duck.

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