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Museo del Sitio

Museo del Sitio Review

Begin your archaeological exploration at Chan Chan's Museo del Sitio. The entrance fee includes admission to the museum, plus Chán Chán, Huaca Arco Iris, and Huaca Esmeralda, so hold onto your ticket (you may also go directly to the ruins and purchase the same ticket there, for the same price). This small but thorough museum has displays of ceramics and textiles from the Chimú empire. From Trujillo, take a taxi or join a tour from an agency. Each location is a significant distance from the next. Guides are available at the entrance of each site for S/10 or more (S/20 Chán Chán) and are strongly recommended, both for the information they can provide and also for safety reasons (a few robberies of visitors have occurred in the more remote sectors of the archaeological sites). At the museum, and all sites, there are clean restrooms and a cluster of souvenir stalls and snack shops, but no place to buy a full meal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Huanchaco, 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Trujillo, Trujillo | Map It
  • Phone: 044/206–304
  • Cost: S/20, includes admission to Chán Chán, Huaca Arco Iris, and Huaca Esmeralda; ticket valid for 48 hours
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Trujillo
Updated: 09-10-2012

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