Known as the city of Eternal spring for its mild year-round climate, Trujillo is the 3rd largest city in Peru with about 800,000 inhabitants. A Spanish colonial town with a rich history, it was first inaugurated in 1534. It was briefly home to Simon Bolivar and the first Peruvian City to declare its independence from Spain.
While the city’s historic center is home to many colonial mansions and churches, Trujillo is also quickly changing with the features of a modern city, such as shopping malls and varied nightlife with live music and clubs. The city is the center for higher education in Northern Peru, with several large universities.
Trujillo is the ideal location to develop Spanish language skills. Though it has a tourism industry based around archeology sites and the nearby seaside resort of Huanchaco, it remains a “genuine” Peruvian city, friendly with little English spoken and menus only in Spanish.