Diego de Almagro founded the city of Trujillo in 1534 as
an express assignment ordered by Francisco Pizarro. He founded the city on the Moche River
Valley to tatake advantage of the political prestige of its Caciques. Thus, the Chimor
Valley has preserved its cultural hegemony, since beginning of our era. Despite the Saint
Valentine earthquake in 1619, the fertility of the valley and the determination of its
people have contributed to its development. The valley is a rich artistic province and a
Republican Viceroyalty. Due to the limitless cordiality of its people and its unceasing
intellectual activity, Trujillo has not only become the "Respite of Travelers",
but the "Cultural Capital of Peru". It is enough to mention The International
Spring Festival. The National Marinera Competition, the Caballos de Paso (typical Peruvian
Pace Horse) Competition, the Totora Raft Exhibition, the Contemporary Art Biennial and the
International Ballet Festival, among others.
has a spring climate without marked extremes of hot or cold. During the summer
(December-March) the mean temperate is 24 degrees Celsius. The rest of the year is
moderately temperate with sunny days.
AERIAL.- The Carlos Martinez de Pinillos Airport is located approximately
10.5kms. from the city of Trujillo via highway toward the Huanchaco bathing resort. The
Trujillo - Lima flight is approximately 45 min. long.
TERRETRIAL.- Via the Panamericana Highway. Trujillo is connected to all the
cities on the Peruvian coast, as well as all the provinces of the La Libertad Department.