Gateway to Archaeological Discoveries
Salaverry, the port location, is only about 10 miles from Trujillo which is the gateway city to many archaeological ruins. Situated in the Moche River area, the water and climate provided a favorable area for ancient peoples to establish communitiies and some of those sites remain. Two important archeological sites of pre-Columbian monuments are Chan Chan, a World Heritage the largest adobe city in the ancient world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the temples of the Sun and Moon which are the largest adobe pyramids remaining from the times of these ancient civilizations. The third area, El Brujo is nearby.
Please see the individual pages for each of these three sites, linked in the menu bar under Salaverry/Trujillo, to learn more.