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Plaza de Armas Tours and Tickets

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Sitting in Trujillo’s Plaza de Armas—the large square that forms the heart of the city’s historical district—there is a surreal feeling knowing this is the spot from which modern Peru began. On the Spanishconquistadores’ push through the continent in search of silver and gold, the city of Trujillo was founded when this square was created in 1534. Nearly 300 years later, in 1820, it would be from right here in the Plaza de Armas that Trujillo would become the first city in Peru to announce its independence from Spain.

Despite the fact that modern day Trujillo is one of the largest cities in Peru, the historical center around the Plaza de Armas has retained its Colonial charm. The distinctive architecture of 17th century Spain forms a ring around the square, and colors such as the pastel yellow of the Trujillo Cathedral and the deeply rich blue of the Archdiocese, infuse the square with a sense of life which seems to permeate everyone who visits.

In the center of the square, interspersed amongst the throngs of pedestrians and locals on a midday stroll, the Freedom Monument springs from the crowd in an artistic form of defiance. Set atop a granite base, the uppermost statue of a man with raised fist is an enduring symbol Trujillo’s quest for liberation and independence. By night, the Colonial buildings around the Plaza de Armas are bathed in hundreds of lights, and walking through the illuminated Plaza de Armas is one of Trujillo’s most romantic displays.

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Centro Historico, Trujillo, Peru
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Private Historical Tour in Trujillo

Private Historical Tour in Trujillo

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With a certified guide you have the opportunity to take a tour in the city of Trujillo. We will visit the churches, old mansions and the Archaeological Museum of the city of Trujillo.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

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After working for over two years with different Cruise Ship Lines providing tours, we decided to offer a customize experience that will fit from your arrival time to your departure time (specially made for Cruise Ship travelers) We are able to customize a group or private tour experience including all the main archeological sites accordingly to your available time in our Home town. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Trujillo City Tour & Archaeological Museum

Trujillo City Tour & Archaeological Museum

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Our excursion City Tour & Archaeological Museum is the perfect choice for those who wish to get to know the most outstanding attractions of Trujillo in a few hours. As an important city during the colony, Trujillo houses beautiful buildings and mansions of that times that constitute true architectural treasures and in this tour we will take you to explore them.
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  • 3 hours
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Tours from Puerto Salaverry

Tours from Puerto Salaverry "Huaca de la Luna and city tour in Trujillo"

Circuit that mixes the history before the Incas and the colony and above all teaches us to value the local culture and learn from their way of life and their religious concept. the precision of knowing architecture, astronomy and astrology. also to know what happened with these cultures and to know the arrival of the Spanish to Peru. Walk in the colonial city of Trujillo and imagine the greatness of these Spanish families in our city.
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  • 6 hours
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