Disembarked in the port of Salaverry and boarded a bus to take a tour around the city. It’s a fairly modern town and with a lot of activity and quite clean. In a distance there was a pronounced structure hovering over the buildings. Upon arrival at the Plaza De Armas there was the freedom monument. Quite an impressive structure of granite that goes up in levels.
The structures on the first level represent science, trade, art and health and on next level holds statues of three men symbolizing oppression, struggles and liberation.
Walking around the plaza it was well maintained with gardens and colorful buildings. A building that stood out was the Trujillo Cathedral Basilica.
We visited Casa Urquiago a colonial house which is a museum depicting the history. There were some beautiful pieces with such detailed design.
I was fascinated with the lock at the entrance.
These pyramid like structures (sun and moon) were thought to be temples, palaces, meeting places etc. built with adobe bricks and inside you are able to recognize some patios and different rooms.
Outside around the grounds are other pieces reflective of the culture.
Driving through this historical area the streets are not as well maintained as in the city in and around the Plaza de Armas but was not unexpected.