This is one of the most beautiful cities in Peru, located in the fertile Santa Catalina Valley, in an oasis irrigated by the Moche River. The city preserves magnificent aristocratic mansions and many baroque-style temples from the Spanish era. The main tourist attraction is the nearby Chan Chan ruins, the largest earthen citadel in the world, built by the Chimu Indians who ruled the north coast before the arrival of the Incas. South of Trujillo lies the Moche pyramids of the Moon and the Sun, the tallest adobe structure in the Americas. And west of the city you find Huanchaco, a charming fishing village whose inhabitants still fish from fragile reed boats as their ancestors did centuries ago. Recommended stay is two nights.