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 15

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

Kuelap 1

Monterrey 1

Chavin de Huantar 1

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Baños del Inca

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About 6 km (4 miles) east of Cajamarca are these pleasant hot springs offering several public pools and private baths with varying levels...

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

  • House/Mansion/Villa

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

Catedral de Cajamarca

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Originally known as the Iglesia de Españoles (because only Spanish colonialists were allowed to attend services), this cathedral on...

Catedral de Piura

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On the city's main square, the cathedral, built in 1588, is one of the country's oldest churches and is worth a visit. Inside you'll...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The enormous Chiclayo cathedral, dating back to 1869, is worth a look for its neoclassical facade on the Plaza de Armas, and its well-maintained...

Cerro Santa Apolonia

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At the end of Calle 2 de Mayo steps lead to this hilltop mirador, or scenic lookout, where a bird's-eye view of the city awaits. At...

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.

Chaparrí Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Getting to the Chaparri Reserve on your own can be difficult—it's 75 km (47 miles) northeast of Chiclayo, a little more than an hour's...


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