Capital of the department of Lambayeque, Chiclayo is a commercial city, 480 miles north of Lima, known for its fabulous weaving and ceramics. Only a short distance from the city lies the necropolis of Huaca Rajada, including the tombs of the Lord of Sipan, where important archaeological discoveries have recently been made. The Bruning Museum is home to one of Peru's most important pre-Columbian collections of pre-Inca pottery and textiles. Other attractions in the area include Tucume, an imposing site consisting of 26 mud-brick pyramids that served as the political center of the Lambayeque culture, and the famous "Witches Market", where shamans sell natural medicine herbs and other paraphernalia they use during their healing sessions. Recommended stay is one to two nights.