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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  • August 1, 2017
    Super clean and tidy, the treatment of persons was very cordial and very good, super attentive and friendly police. The square is beautiful and excellently cared. The view is beautiful on the day of the solar brightness and night by the well lit, the Cathedral looks imposing and majestic. The streets around are well preserved, with its clean brick facades and balconies well preserved, but going four or five blocks to the address that is become a little dark and without charm (with the exception of the Independencia Street, Gamarra and Pizarro).
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  • July 30, 2017
    Typical square of South America chaotic and full of people with horns that make me a headache Just to see quickly
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is always good to return to Trujillo, and above all with a beautiful square. Maybe on the contrary in the surrounding areas, the Center is safe. I'll be back!
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  • July 13, 2017
    If you find yourself in Trujillo, be sure to check out the plaza. Beautifully maintained buildings surround the plaza
  • July 8, 2017
    Very big and impressive plaza, also very noisy because of the cars around
  • July 8, 2017
    Nice place to know in trujillo
  • July 29, 2017
    Nice place, but too many noisy street actors
  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful colonial place!

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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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