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Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, Trujillo

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In the historic center of the city, Plaza de Armas de Trujillo serves as the main square. The city’s independence was declared from this central point, making it an important icon in the city’s history. The four streets that merge to form this square also showcase buildings like the municipality palace and the cathedral. Walk to the center to see the freedom monument, made of three distinct sections. This is also a good spot to admire the bright colors of the buildings lining the square and to do some people-watching. Make Plaza de Armas de Trujillo a part of your Trujillo vacation plans using our Trujillo tourist route planner.
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Where to stay in Trujillo

Trujillo offers surprisingly few sleeping options for a city of its size, featuring only a few mid-range hotels suitable for the majority of visitors. If all you need is a decent bed in a quiet part of town, look for hostels catering to budget travelers. Visitors who don't need to stay in Trujillo itself can also consider the nearby beach town of Huanchaco, which offers more choices at a range of prices.
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  • This plaza dates to 1534 and is the location of the Spanish foundation of Trujillo. It is now part of the Historic Centre of the city. On December 29, 1820, the Plaza was the scene of the proclamation...  more »
  • The beautiful 17th century cathedral is on the north side, there is the Town Hall on another and a number of colonial buildings around. In the middle is the imposing early 20th century Freedom Monumen...  more »
  • This is a lovely square in the heart of Trujillo. There is an example of the original architecture as well as newer buildings distinguished by the style of balconies. A lovely cathedral, central fount...  more »
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  • Historical place and also famous place nearby. Can spend time around this place.
  • One of the greatest central squares of Peru, the sculptures were created by Edmund Möller in 1926. A must visit place.
  • Lovely square but be aware of your phone/wallet when walking around (like anywhere)
  • A large and beautiful square to see and sit for a while.
  • One of the nicest plazas in Peru, and that's saying something!