The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast and Northern Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Trujillo 14

Cajamarca 9

Huaraz 7

Chachapoyas 6

Huanchaco 4

Chiclayo 3

Lagunas de Llanganuco 2

Piura 2

Ferreñafe 2

Lambayeque 2

Casma 2

Magdalena de Cao 1

Kuélap 1

Monterrey 1

Chavín de Huántar 1

Sipán 1

Playa Tortugas 1

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House/ Mansion/ Villa 3

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 1

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Casa Urquiaga

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The enormous, elaborately carved wooden door is a stunning entrance to this beautifully restored neoclassical mansion from the early...

Casa de la Emancipación

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This branch of Banco Continental is unlike any bank you've ever been in. Go through the central courtyard and up to the small art gallery...

Casa del Mayorazgo de Facala

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The open courtyard, from 1709, is surrounded by beautiful cedar columns, greenery... and bankers—as with many colonial mansions, this...

Chan Chan's Museo del Sitio

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Begin your archaeological exploration at the small but thorough museum, which has displays of ceramics and textiles from the Chimú Empire.

Chán Chán

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The sprawling adobe-brick capital city has been called the largest mud city in the world. It once held boulevards, aqueducts, gardens,...

Huaca Arco Iris

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Filled with intriguing and unusual symbolic carvings, and with an urban backdrop, is the restored Huaca Arco Iris or Rainbow Pyramid.

Huaca Esmeralda

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Much like the other Chimú pyramids, the most interesting aspects of the ruins are the carved friezes, un-restored and in their original...

Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

When you consider that these temples were built more than 3,000 years ago, the mud and adobe pyramids, 10 km (6 miles) southeast of Trujillo...

Monasterio El Carmen

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Still used as a nunnery, this handsome edifice, built in 1725, is regarded as the city's finest example of colonial art. It has five...

Museo Cassinelli

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This private museum in the basement of a gas station has a 2,800-piece collection, mostly concerning indigenous cultures. Of note are...