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The city of Trujillo Trujillo is the capital of the Department of La Libertad. It was founded by the Spanish conquistador Diego de Almagro on December 6, 1534 (before the foundation of Lima), located close to Chan Chan, the pre-Chimu nation Inca capital, in a valley of cultural hegemony. Between 1685 and 1687, given the opulence of Trujillo, and due to the incursions of the pirates, the city was walled for protection, and this enclosure today constitutes the historical centre, where large old houses of exquisite doors, convents and churches, squares and streets as testimony to his old mother stand out one and elegant, colonial and Republican severe city where luxury was something common. Trujillo was the first important city of Peru proclaimed its independence from the Spaniards on December 20, 1820. Mid-20th century, the wealth of this city was given in agricultural production and export, and since then began the industrialization and trade; prevailing agricultural production of sugarcane of sugar and rice. Very close to the city wonderful and numerous archaeological monuments of the Mochica and Chimu, Chan Chan, the Citadel outstanding cultures, are declared patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO. Trujillo is also famous for the traditional celebrations of national Marinera (from dance of the Peru contest) competition, the international Spring Festival, competition of Paso horses (Peruvian step horses), exposure of Caballitos de Totora (small rafts made of straw in the region), Biennale of contemporary art and International Ballet Festival, which is also known as the Cultural Capital of Peru. Huanchaco, picturesque Spa and the Creek of fishermen will offer you the opportunity to see the caballitos de totora, the same used by the Moche in the 3rd century for, so relax and enjoy your entertainment. Trujillo and Ica, will compete for the best worldwide in the famous horse breeders. Source: Press release sent by Velair.

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March 25th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

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