Tourist Guide Chiclayo
“The City of Friendship”
Peru’s north coast, 29 meters above sea level (95 feet)
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763 km (474 miles) from Lima.
206 km (128 miles) from Trujillo.
258 kilometers (160.3 miles) from Cajamarca.
210 kilometers (130.5 miles) from Lima (via Mórrope)
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Tourism in Chiclayo:
Chiclayo is the capital of the department of Lambayeque, is a thriving city and the largest economic center, commercial and tourism on the north coast of Peru. Warm, sunny all year and no rain is located very close to the sea on a feraz valley, where agricultural activities are very important, emphasizing the production of rice, sugarcane and cotton. It is a strategic point in the center of various road connections north-eastern Peru.
During the colonial period (XVI century) was a simple village of Indians and mestizos on the road that connected with Zaña Lambayeque and was named the Santa Maria Valley Chiclayo. No colonial buildings, but today is a city in the process of development, and has the good fortune of being in the center of a rich archaeological area where pre-Inca culture developed Mochica (S. I – VII AD) and culture Lambayeque (S. VII – X AD), all highlighted by recent archaeological discoveries and spectacular as the Lord of Sipan in Huaca Rajada, The Lord of Sican in Batan Grande and the start value of the pyramids Túcume. This is wonderful with the opening of the Museum of Royal Tombs of Sipan, which houses a collection of invaluable and recreation. Thanks to this, Chiclayo becomes the 2nd destination for cultural tourism archaeological after Cuzco.,
The warmth and kindness of its people have won it called “the capital of friendship,” its people, very religious, devoted to the Cross of Chalpón congregate every year at a festival in Motupe, with thousands attending Pilgrims coming from all parts of Peru.
They are famous artisans in their villages and Monsefú Eten, descendants of the Mochica, experts and artists in today’s work woven straw and thread, and pottery; picturesque bays of fishermen, even where there are the famous horses’ totora, used since time immemorial. It is also famed as the land of witches and esotericism, and save a people that knows the customs and traditions of their ancestors.
Lima is also food, and allow you to enjoy its famous duck rice, dry kid chirimpico and chinguirito, a cause ferreñafana, tortilla and accompanied with a dash of chicha jora; dessert recommended a king kong.
Archaeological Complex: Hundreds of archaeological sites are located in the valleys Zaña, Lambayeque, La Leche and Motupe, an area in which the pre-Incan cultures Lambayeque, Sicán, Mochica and Chimu, until the arrival of the Incas. It is in these valleys, which has drawn the largest number of gold jewelry that today make up the fabulous Gold Museum in Lima. Recent discoveries include the Lord of Sican in Batan Grande and the pyramids of Huaca Túcume Rajada where they found the Lord of Sipan, which was established as the most important archeological discovery of America in the twentieth century.
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum: From August 9, 2002, Peru, Chiclayo Lambayeque and have a new museum. The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum displays the most important archaeological finds of the Mochica culture in a unique exhibition that combines maximum scientific accuracy and safety. Emblems are the jewels and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of the ruler mochica called the Lord of Sipan.
Brüning Archaeological Museum: Museum and Research Center, located in Lambayeque 17 km (10.5 miles) north of Lima and close to the Royal Tombs Museum. It originated in the collection compiled by Heinrich Brüning since the nineteenth century and houses a rich collection of ceramics, metal, textiles and jewelry from the regional pre-Incan cultures.
A good occasion to learn about the history of northern Peru!